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■Volume XX—Number 25.
Swimming Pool At
Base Open To Teach
Coach Ben Perry Plans
For Program and
FIVE DAYS A WEEK
Youngsters Must Have
Permission of Parents
According to an arrangement made
with officials at the Edenton Marine
Corps Air Station, Edenton youngsters
this summer will be given an oppor
tunity to enjoy the splendid swim
ming pool at the base.
Coach Ben Perry informed The
Herald this week that classes will be
held for beginners two hours a day
for five days each week. The youngs
ters will be in charge of Coach Perry,
who will teach swimming and has ar
ranged for transportation to and from
the base in the baseball bus.
The bus will leave the Juhior-Senior
High School at 10 o’clock each morn
ing. The youngsters must have the
permission of their parents in order
to go to the pool.
The Marines, of course, require that
they be relieved of any liability in
connection with the use of the pool
and another requirement is that a
statement be furnished from a doctor
to the effect that no child is afflicted
with a contagious disease or has any
kind of skin disorder.
Coach Perry’s regular recreational
program will not be affected by the
swimming classes. Mack Privott has
been employed to carry on the pro
gram with other boys and girls while
Coach Perry is at the swimming pool.
Checks Now Await
Proper Information Re
quested to Be Sent to
Box 2718, Raleigh
According to the Flue Cured Ta
bacco Stabilization Corporation in Ra
leigh, a long list of members of the
Stabilization Corporation in North
Carolina have not received their dis
tribution checks from the 1947, 1948
and 1949 crops. The Cooperative has
been unable to deliver these checks
due to incorrect addresses and various
Those who are entitled to these
checks are requested to write to Sta
bilization Corporation, P. O. Box
2718, Raleigh, N. C., sending the fol
1. Identification card.
2. Pink agreement and receipt.
If the above information is not
available, please send as much of the
following information as possible:
1. Copies of warehouse bills for the
years in question.
2. Copies of settlement memoran
dums describing tobacco delivered to
Stabilization Corporation for the years
3. Marketing quota number for the
years in question.
4. correct name and address.
6. Names of landlord or tenants
for the years in question.
It is important that the above infor
mation be sent to Stabilization Cor
poration to prevent any delay in for
warding any member his check.
Os the approximately 13,500 unde
livered checks, the following from this
section are included as they appear on
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Wesleyan Service Guild
Elects Officers For Year
The Wesleyan Service of the Eden
ton Methodist Church held its June
meeting Tuesday night of last week
at the home of Mrs. Hubert Williford.
Mrs. Harry Lassiterf Vho is Coun
sellor for the Methodist Youth Fel
lowship, gave an interesting talk fth
the MYF and its activities. /
The following officers were re-elect
ed for the coming year: President,
Mrs- Edward Speight; vice president,
Mm. Cecil Fry; secretary, Mrs. Sen
Perry and treasurer, Mrs. Kathleen
Edenton’s Rotary, Club will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon in the Par
ish House at 1 o’clock. President W. :
THE CHOWAN HERALD
[Stores Open July 41
So far as The Herald can learn,
practically all of Edenton’s busi
ness houses will remain open on
July 4th due to the national holi
day falling on Saturday.
However, those stores which
will remain open Saturday plan
to close Monday, July 6, in order
for employees to enjoy a holiday.
Chowan County Buys
$6,629 Savings Bonds
During Month Os May
Chairman A. B. Harless
Reports Upswing In
Combined sales of Series E and H
bonds in Chowan County for the
month of May totalled $6,629. This
sales announcement is made by Coun
ty Savings Bonds Chairman A. B.
Harless, according to the monthly
sales report issued by Allison James,
State Director of the U. S. Savings
Bonds Division in Greensboro.
The combined sales of Series E and
H Bonds for North Carolina’s 100
counties for the month of May totalled i
In announcing the above sales fig
ures for Series E and H Bonds, Coun
ty Chairman Harless pointed out that
in North Carolina the upswing in Sav
ings Bonds also continued during the
month of May with the total pur
chases of Series E and H amounting
to 76 per cent more than E Bond sales
in May a year ago.
Attention was called by Chairman
Harless to the change in Savings
Bonds sales reporting by the Federal
Reserve Bank and stated, “As we are
now concentrating the promotional ac
tivity exclusively on Series E and H,
it has been decided to discontinue the
state and county breakdown of Series
J and K sales in monthly sales re
Chairman Harless also commented
that the people in North Carolina are
joining the Payroll Savings Plan
where they work and the Bond-a-
Month Plan where they bank in even
greater numbers than a year ago and
emphasized the fact that money in
vested in U. S. Savings Bonds runs no
risk of losses due to market fluctua
R.L Pratt Elected
For First District
Commander For Depart
ment Stresses Gain In
Edenton’s delegation to the Ameri
can Legion and Legion Auxiliary con
vention held last week in Wilmington
returned home Saturday night. The
local delegation included Robert L.
Pratt, E. J. Hobbs, W. J. Yates, J. L.
Chestnutt and Mack Rogerson, repre
senting Ed Bond Post, and' Mrs. J. L.
Chestnutt and Mrs. Mack Rogerson.
representing the Auxiliary.
Mr. Pratt was honored at the con-
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Coach Perry Seeking »
Knee Pants Players
With Coach Ben Perry organizing a
Knee Pants League for Edenton’s
youngsters, he reported early this
week thgt he is experiencing an acute
shortage of boys in order to carry out
More 7 and 8-year-old boys are bad
ly needed if the league is to be oper
ated this year, so that Mr. Perry is
urging any boys who desire to play to
report at the softball diamond by 9
o’clock in the morning.
POCAHONTAS MEETING FRIDAY
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree
of Pocahontas, will tneet Friday night
at 8 o’clock in the Red Men hall. Mrs.
Harry Crunjmey, Pocahontas, calls at
tention to the fact that officers will be
nominated for the next six-months <
term, so that every members is espe- i
cially urged to attend. ' *'
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 18,1953~
Found Dead On Shore
Os Chowan At Bridge
Returning Home From
A Visit to Manteo
Saturday morning when Dr. Claude V.
Hollowell, 50, a physician at the State
Hospital For Negroes at Goldsboro,
was found dead on the shore of Cho
wan River with water washing over
him and his car parked on U. S. 17
at the foot of Chowan River bridge.
Dr. Cola Castellow of Windsor said
Dr. Hollowell had died of natural
He was found lying face down in
about a foot of water on the Bertie
side of the river. His death touched
off a search for his sister, Miss Mabel
Hollowell, who was found later in the
1 day at the hotel in Edenton.
■ Miss Hollowell said that she and her
brother were returning from a visit at
r Manteo and that after she retired, her
brother apparently rode out to the
Dr. Hollowell, a native of Gates
County, lived on the hospital grounds
at Goldsboro with his sister.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Irene Barber Hollowell of Corapeake;
four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Bunch of Au
lander, Miss Mabel Hollowell of
Goldsboro, Mrs. Bessie Russell of
Suffolk and Mrs. Edith Jones of
Corapeake; three brothers, R. A. Hol
lowell of Aulander, A. C. Hollowell of
Corapeake and J. R. Hollowell of
The body was removed to Suffolk
from where it was taken to the moth
er’s home. Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at
the Eureka Baptist Church with the
'pastor, the Rev. Cabel Goodwin, offi
ciating. Burial was in the church
Two Edenton Women
Back From Europe
Mrs. R. P. Badham and
Mrs. Clara Preston
Mrs. R. P. Badham and Mrs. Clara
Preston arrived home last week after
spending two months on an European
tour, which included the coronation of
Queen Elizabeth. Mrs. Badham and i
Mrs. Preston were accompanied by|
Mrs. Ernest Leary, who remained in
Germany to spend some time with a
Mrs. Badham and Mrs. Preston ar
rived in New York on the Queen Mary
and were met by Mrs. George Harrell.
Mrs. Badham and Mrs. Harrell spent
several days in New York purchasing
new merchandise for Badham Bros.,
and Mrs. Preston did some buying for
Upon their return Mrs. Badham and
Mrs. Preston were high in praise of
the pleasure they experienced on their
National Guard Unit
Now In Alabama
Group Scheduled to Re
turn Home Sunday,
Edenton’a Heavy Mortar Company,
119th Infantry, 30th Division, North
Carolina National Guard, left Sunday
morning at 6:45 o’clock for Camp
McClellan at Anniston, Alabama,
where they will spend a two weeks’
encampment. A convoy of vehicles
left at 1 o’clock, ahead of the main
The outfit, in charge of Captain
Cecil Fry, is scheduled to return home
Sunday, June 28.
The company left by bus for Scot
land Neck; where they entrained for
the remainder of the trip.
LEAVES FOR MONTREAT
Miss Lena Jones, ‘popular member
of the Edenton school faculty, left
Monday for Montreat, N. C., home of
the Presbyterian assembly, where she
will serve as hostess at Glen Rock
Inn. This is Miss Jones’ eighth year
at Montreat, where she will remain
until school reopens in September.
C. R. SATTERFIELD IN HOSPITAL
Friends will regret to learn that C.
R. Satterfield was admitted as a pa
tient in Chowan Hospital Tuesday.
AT INSURANCE CLINIC
George S. Twiddy left Sunday for
Chapel Hill, where he is attending an
insurance clinic this week. He ex
pects to return home Saturday.
On Danger Zone In
Interested Parties Ask
ed to Meet in Hert
ford July 10
The application of the* Comman
dant, Fifth Naval District for amend
ment of danger zone regulations in
Albemarle Sound in the vicinity of
Harvey Point, North Carolina, will be
considered at a public hearing on the
subject to be held in the court room
of the Perquimans County Court
House, Hertford, at 10:30 A. M., East
ern Standard Time, Friday, July 10. I
All interested parties are invited to
be present or to be represented at the
above time and place, particularly the
officials of any county, city, town or
local association whose interest may
1 be affected by the proposed amend
ment to danger zone regulations.
■'They will be given an opportunity to
: exress their views upon the suitability
of the location of the proposed danger
! zone in reference to navigation, fish
ing or other activities which may be
affected by the proposed danger zone.
Oral statements will be heard, but
for accuracy all important facts and
arguments should be submitted in
writing, as the records of the hearing
will be forwarded for consideration
by the Department of the Army.
Written statements may be handed to
Colonel R. C. Brown, district engineer,
at the hearing or mailed to him be-*
forehand at 308 Custom House, Wil
mington, N. C.
The amendments as now proposed
will close the proposed area to civilian
navigation at all times except during
the period 30 days before the opening
of the annual duck hunting season un
til the end of this season.
James Speaker At
Lions Club Meeting
' Principal Points Out Im
mediate Needs at
At the regular meeting of the Eden
ton Lions Club on Monday night the
annual report of each activity com
mittee was submitted and altogether
the club has had a busy and gainful
The principal speaker for the even
ing was Gerald James, principal of the
! Junior-Senior High School, who spoke
briefly of the four immediate needs of
First, vocational or industrial edu
cation to prepare the youth better and
eliminate the necessity of leaving the
local community to seek work after
Second, an activity bus to be used
exclusively for the needs of the
school and one to provide comfort and
not to be abused.
Third, a visiting teacher who would.
. serve as a liason between the school'
and the home. This teacher would
serve to a large degree as a truant
Fourth, a beautification program to
make the school a more inviting place
for the student, parents and visitors.
Mr. James’ talk was a challenge to
■ the Lions Club, other civic clubs and
the citizenry in general to take more
pride in and more initiative in the
curriculum, the general appearance
and the extra-curricular activities of
and within the school and to give to
the young people what they justly
New Marker Slated
Near Fish Hatchery
Will Designate Princi
pal Town of Weape
The Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
fr.S.DA.R., held its June meeting at
the James Iredell House Wednesday
morning, June 10.
Mrs. W. D. Holmes, Jr., the new
regent, presided and various commit
tee reports were given.
Mrs. George Mack, corresponding
secretary, read a letter from Edwin A.
Miles, researcher with the State De
partment of. Archives and History,
stating that a new historical marker
is to be placed near the Fish Hatch
ery on U. S. Highway 17. The (bark
er is to bear the following inscrip
The principal town of the Wea
pemeoc Indians, visited by Ralph
Lane and his colonists, 1585-86,
stood near present-day Edenton.
Mrs. David Holton, Mrs. Richard
Hines and Mrs. W. D. Holmes, Jr.,
were hostesses for the months. '
“Miss Edenton 1 ’ Title
I Won By Miss Frances
Bennett In Contest
Ladies’ Auxiliary of Veterans
of Foreign Wars will meet tonight
(Thursday) in the post’s home at
St. Paul’s Auxiliary will hold a
meeting this (Thursday) after
noon in the Parish House at 4
I Stated communication of Una
nimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A.
M., tonight (Thursday) at 8
o’clock in the Court House.
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, De
gree of Pocahontas, will meet
Friday night at 8 o’clock in the
Red Men hall.
VPW meets in Post’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Nomination of officers at the
Red Men’s Meeting Monday night.
Edenton’s Rotary Club will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon
at 1 o’clock in the Parish House.
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.
& A. M, will hold a stated com
munication tonight (Thursday) at
8 o’clock in the Court House.
Gibson Brickie Wins
In Rotary Contest!
Crowned on Stage of the
Taylor Theatre Fri
On the Taylor Theatre stage Friday
night at 9 o’clock Gibson Brickie was
crowned Chowan County’s “ugliest”
man in a contest conducted by the
Edenton Rotary Club. H. A. Campen,
master of ceremonies on the stage,
placed a “golden” crown on Mr.
Brickie’s head and Jimmy Earnhardt,
j manager of the theatre, presented the
i winner with a batch of passes to the
Runners-up in the contest were in
the following order: Frank Holmes,
Willie Spruill, Bill Perry, Bill Harris,
Clyde Hollowell, Ernest Kehayes,
Hoskin Harrell, Roy Emminizer and
The contest created a great deal of
fun not only among Rotarians but
friends of the contestants as well. In
the neighborhood of 30 men were se
lected as candidates, with the proceeds
of the contest going toward activities
sponsored by the Rotary Club.
10 Explorer Scouts
Impressive Ceremony Is
Feature of Rotary
Last week’s Rotary meeting was
featured with the induction of ten
, boys into Explorer Post No. 156, Boy
■ Scouts of America. Included in the
number were Jerry Downum, Caleb
• White, Lloyd Goodwin, Miles Wil
liams, Bobby Pratt, Frank Bunch,
Billy Moore, Clifford Overman, Rob
ert Earl Edwards and Sidney Cam
pen, Jr. Two other members of the
post, Asa Dail and Ben Browning,
were unable to attend the induction
Rotarians taking part in the cere
mony were Frank Holmes, Gerald
James, Dr. W. I. Hart, Marvin Wil
' son and President W. T. Harry, mem
bers of the Rotary Boy Scout Com
| mittee. The group of Explorer Scouts
was accompanied by Sidney Campen,
Explorer Scput advisor.
The ceremony was very impressive
and the Rotarians sensed a feeling of
pride for the post, which is sponsored
by the dub.
VFW Fish Fry June 30
For All Overseas Vets
At Tuesday night’s meeting of Win.
H. Coffield, Jr., Post, No. 9280, Veter
ans of Foreign Wars, it was decided to
stage a big fish fry at the post’s new
home on Tuesday night, June 30, at 8
For the occasion all overseas veter
) ans of all wars will be invited as
guests of the local post
ST. PAUL’S AUXILIARY MEETING
A meeting of St Paul’s Auxiliary
will be held in the Parish House this
(Thursday)) afternoon at 4 o’clock.
All members are requested to attend.
$2.00 Per Year.
Judges Select Brunette
From Field of Six
Winner Will Represent
Edenton at Morehead
City July 17
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From a field of six contestants,
Miss Frances Bennett won the title
of “Miss Edenton” in the Junior
Chamber of Commerce sponsored
beauty contest held in the Edenton
armory Thursday night. The runner
up was Miss Grace Hudson and Miss
Marietta Perry came in third. Other
contestants were Juanita Bennett,
Joan Cobb and Margaret Miller.
Miss Bennett, a shapely brunette,
stands five feet one and a half in
ches and weighs 110 pounds. She
sang “Where Is Your Heart?” which
won rounds of applause.
“Miss Edenton” was crowned and
presented a dozen beautiful red roses
on the armory stage by Mrs. Beverly
Engstrom, who won the title of “Miss
Oregon” in 1949, and is now living in
The six contestants first appeared
in evening dresses and walked out on
a platform before the judges. Their
next appearance was in bathing suits.
Four of the contestants, Frances Ben
nett, Juanita Bennett, Grace Hudson
| and Joan Cobb sang in the talent
j phase of the contest and Margaret
I Miller and Marietta Perry gave ex
hibitions of handling a baton.
Bill Cozart acted as master of cere
Serving as judges were Fred Pen
dleton of the Elizabeth City Daily
Advance, Bill Manning of the Wil
liamston Enterprise, Max Campbell
of The Perquimans Weekly, James
Boyce, president of the Plymouth
Junior Chamber of Commerce and
Mrs. Beverly Engstrom.
“Miss Edenton’” will participate in
the contest to be held in Morehead
City Friday night, July 17, when
“Miss North Carolina” will be chosen
to enter the “Miss America” contest
which is scheduled to be held in At
lantic City in September.
Immediately after the beauty con
test a delightful dance was enjoyed
with the music furnished by Earle
Zirkle and his orchestra from Rocky
Training Union Mass
Meeting In Columbia
Baptist Church July 7
Fred Scott, State BTU
Training Unions of the churches of
the Chowan Baptist Association will
hold their annual mass meeting on
Tuesday, July 7, at the Columbia Bap
tist Church in Columbia. The balanc
ed program of music, conferences and
addresses will be rendered in an af
ternoon session opening at 2:55 o’clock
and a night session at 7 o’clock. Be
tween the two sessions will be sand
wiched a period of directed fellowship
and fun, a picnic supper and a vesper
The program committee is pleased
to announce that Fred Scott, an as
sociate of the State Training Union
Department in Raleigh, will deliver
the inspirational address during the
night session. Another feature of the
night session is the audio visual pro
jection “Rim of the Wheel.” Special
music and congregational singing have
been planned for both sessions and the
music will be under the direction of
Miss Carol Jean Bizzell of Elizabeth
City, the chorister.
This is the training union year end
for the set-up in the Chowan Associa
tion and the meeting embraces train
ing unions in the churches of the
broad geographical outlay from the
Virginia line through Hyde County
and from the Chowan River to the
ocean. The public is cordially invited
to share the fellowship with the train
ing union leaders, workers and mem
bers of these churches.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT ~
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will hold a stated communica
tion tonight (Thursday)) in the Court
House at 8 o’clock. C. T. Griffin, mas
ter of the lodge, urges a .full attend