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Scheduled To Be In
Edenton August 6th
| Appeal Is Again Made
1 To Secure Quota of
| Chairman Harrell Em
Jesse L. Harrell, chairman of the
i Chowan County. Blood Program, calls
special attention to Chowan’s quota
of 150 pints of blood for the blood
mobile visit in Edenton on Thursday,
f August 6. New donors are urgently
needed and in order for the quota to
be reached, Mr. Harrell requests citi
zens to answer the call of the recruit
ers and donate a pint of blood to this
worthy cause. ,
Recruiting chairman, J. R. Dulaney,
announces that the following recruit
ers have been named for Chowan
Edenton—Linda Downum, assisted
by Billie Earle Russell, Sharon Lup
ton, Betsy Duncan, Anne White, Char
lotte Small and Thomissa Goodman.
Margery Thigpen and assistants.
Downtown Business Section —J. C.
Parks and Mrs. Robbins. Crossroads
Section —Mrs. Carrie Hollowell. Cen
ter Hill Section—Mrs. Betty Monds.
Rocky Hock Section —Mrs. W. H.
Saunders. Macedonia Section —Mrs.
Bristoe Perry. Yeopim Section —Mrs.
Joe Webb and Mrs. Jasper Hassell.
Valhalla Section —Mrs. Lois Ashley.
Edenton —Mrs. Mabel Collins and
colored Woman’s Club; Cross Roads
Section, Mrs. Mary Brown and Mrs.
Willie B. Twine; Center Hill Section,
Mrs. Mattie Jordan; Green Hall Sec
tion, Mrs. Bessie Coffield.
This list of recruiters is incomplete
as all of the names were not available
when the Herald went to press.
Mr. Dulaney said early this week
that donors were responding slowly,
but expressed the hope that the peo- •
k pie of Chowan County will fully awak- j
en to the desperate need of blood and j
will do their full patriotic part so that |
Chowan County can reach its quota of |
150 pints. He further warns that the
truce in Korea does not indicate a let
down in the need for blood, but that
the armed forces and civilian users
of plasma will still continue to need
this life-giving fluid which only the
donors can supply.
Marine Captain Is
Speaker At Rotary
Explains Atom Blasts at
Captain Russell Hunchar, who is
stationed at the Edenton Marine Corps
Auxiliary Landing Field, was the prin-
cipal speaker at last week’s Rotary
W meeting. Captain Hunchar spoke
I about radiological warfare and told
about what to do in event of an atomic
Capt. Hunchar, a veteran flyer and
who attended atomic tests in Arizona
a year ago, briefed the Rotarians on
the history of the splitting of the ;
atom before describing the different
type explosions of the atom bombs.
“There are three types of atom
blasts,” Capt. Hunchar said. “They
are the airblast, in which no particle
of the ball of fire touches the earth;
the surface blast, in which the ball of
fires does touch the earth; and the :
sub-surface blast in Which the ball of I
fire is below the surface of the earth.” ,
The speaker described the airblast i
as the most dangerous and powerful 1
of the three and he explained brief- i
ly the four particles emitted from an
atomic blast. . They are neutrons, al- ]
pha rays, beta rays and gamma rays, i
"He said the first three did not have i
high traveling or penetrating powers 1
but that the gamma rays do have 1
high penetrating po\*er. Capt. Hun- 1
char explained what the different par
ticles would do to a human being If i
they penetrated the «W*\. ( j
Briefly, the speaker told the Ro- 1
tarians what to do should they be in 4
an atom blast and explained the meth
|f ods of decontamination. He was in- ]
L, troduced by George Twiddy, program 1
Pr chairman. 1—
, COMMISSIONERS MEET
[’ Chowan. County Commissioners will
hold their August meeting Monday 1
hf morning at 10 o’clock in 'the Court ’
f House. <
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Wesleyan Service Guild of the
Methodist Church meets Tuesday
night, August 4, at 8 o’clock at
the home of Mrs. Jesse Harrell.
Gum Pond Home Demonstration
Club picnic Wednesday night, Au
gust 5, at 7 o’clock at Rocky Hock
Center Hill Home Demonstra
tion Club picnic Thursday night,
August 6, at 6 o’clock at Harvey
Enterprise Home Demonstra
tion Club picnic Friday night, Au
gust 7, at 6 o’clock at E. L.
Red Cross bloodmobile will visit
Edenton Thursday, August 6 with
Chowan County’s quota being 150
pints of blood.
Young Woman’s Bible Class of
the Baptist Church meets Tues
day night at 8 o’clock at the
County Commissioners will
meet Monday, August 3, in the ■
Supervised play at playground
10 to 12 o’clock in the morning
and 4 to 6 o’clock in the after
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, Improved
Order of Red Men, will meet Mon
day night at 8 o’clock.
YFW meets in Post’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Edenton Rotary Club meets to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Annual picnic of Chowan Coun
ty’s Negro home demonstration
clubs Friday, August 28.
Woman’s Missionary Society of
the Edenton Baptist Church will
meet Monday night, August 3, at
8 o’clock in the church.
Negro home demonstration
clubs’ queen contest Friday, Octo
Oak Grove Demonstration .Club
meets Thursday, July 30, at 8 P.
j M., with Mrs. Hoskins Goodwin.
! Swimming Waters
In Health District
Not Closed But Health
Officer Issues Advice
According to Dr. B. B. McGuire, dis
trict health officer, the Health De
partment does not recommend swim
ming in Pasquotank and Perquimans
Rivers, Edenton Bay and Albemarle
Sound at Sandy Point due to the fact
quent dispersion of this sewage, it is
from Elizabeth City, Hertford, Eden
ton and many other points.
“Due to the large amount of wa
ter in these streams and the conse
quent dispersion of this seawge, it is
quite possible that no trouble will bei
encountered from this swimming,”]
says Dr. McGuire, “but due to thel
facts above mentioned and also due to,
the fact that many of these waters
have been tested for sewage contami
nation and found positive, we do not
recommend swimming at these places
as safe. However, we cannot close
them to swimming. We only advise
Negroes Escape Serious
Injuries In Truck Wreck
Charlie Austin, Edenton Negro, and
Niicodemus Lee, Negro living at Mack
eys, narrowly escaped serious injury
Sunday night when a pickup truck in
which they were riding overturned and
burned about a mile north of the Albe
marle Sound bridge..
Highway Patrolman Dan Pierce re
ported that the two men were fight
ing in Washington County and jumped
into a truck owned by A. C. Boyce,
with Austin, who had been hurt about
the face, wanting to report the fight
to the police.
On the way to Edenton a rear tire
scrubbed against the bndge curbing
| and blew out about a mile away. The
truck overturned and was completely
demolished after the cab caught fire.
Both men were taken to Chowan
Hospital for minor injuries and both
were arrested, Austin fbr reckless
driving and Lee for public drunken
BAPTIST BIBLE CLASS TO MEET
The Young Woman’s Bible Class of
the Edenton Baptist Church will meet
Tuesday night at the church at 8
"fldenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 30,1953."
Chas. Lee Overman
Is Vice President
Os National Society
First Time Honor Has
Been Given State
Edenton friends will be delighted
to know that Charles Lee Overman,
son of County Agent and Mrs. C. W.
Overman, a rising senior in agricul
tural engineering at State College, has
been elected vice-president of the Nat
ional Student Branches of the Ameri
can Society of Agricultural Engineer
ing. His election to the high post was
announced by Prof. G. W. Giles, head
of the Department of Agricultural En
gineering at State Collesre.
Young Overman is the first State
College student to be elected to an
office in the national society. The
State College Student chapter of
ASAE, of which Overman is an active
member, was ranked eighth in a nat
ional contest for outstanding initiative
and accomplishments during the 1952-
53 school year, Professor Giles said.
BPW Club President
Urging Members To
donate Pint Blood
Bloodmobile Is Schedul
ed to Be In Edenton
The Board of Directors of the Eden
ton Business and Professional Wo
men’s Club are urging members of
the organization to donate a pint of
blood, when the bloodmobile makes its
appearance here Thursday, August 6.
Operations of the bloodmobile, as
usual, will be set up at the armory on
North Broad Street and will be open
from 10 A. M., to 4 P. M.
Mrs. Evelyn Jackson, president of
the club, is anxious to have as many
donors on hand as possible to repre
sent the club. She requests that if
any member will be unable to donate
a pint of blood, or be rejected, to make
an attempt to have another person
ready to make a donation.
“If each member of our club would
stop to think how badly blood is need
ed to save a life,” said Mrs. Jackson,
‘I believe the organization, as a whole,
would contribute their share toward
this worthy cause. Therefore, I urge
each of you to give a pint of blood
when the bloodmobile visits here on
Pledge cards may be secured from
Mrs. Jackson. Members are asked to
state what time they wish their ap
pointment, and return the card to re
cruiting chairman, J. R. Dulaney, by
Monday, August 3.
County Sing Attracts
About Sixty People
Approximately 60 people gathered
at Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church
last week for a county sing. Mrs.
W. H. Saunders, County Music Chair
man for the Home Demonstration
Clubs, was mistress of ceremonies.
County Agent C. W. Overman led the
| singing, pointing out to- the group er-
I rors made from time to time and help
ing them to get these corrected.
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FORMER (DENTON GIB. FINDS IK
FASCINATING MULE UVMG IN JAPAN
Major and Mrs. William
0. Buys Now Living
In Kansas City
Mrs. William 0. Buys, the former
Miss Frye Pettus, daughter of Mrs.
J. L. Pettus and the late Mr. Pettus.
is an army wife and she and
her twin daughters, Hazel and Ruth,
have found Japan a fascinating place
Delight in the contrast of modern
and traditional Tokyo, shopping for
the Orient's fine costumes and jades,
and interest in American women’s
clubs figured in the daily routine of
homemaking in a foreign country.
The Buys family now lives in Kansas
The head of the family, Major Buys,
who recently completed forty-two
months' assignment with the engineer
section Headquarter and Service Com
matid at Tokyo* has assumed new du
ties as 'an .army engineering officer
with $e Kansas City district corps of I
Twins Are 6 Tears Old
The twin daughters "Celebrated their :
third birthday aboard ship on the way |
Saving Bond Sales
In Chowan $5,476.50
For Month Os June
] Chairman A. B. Harless
Says Amount 51.4% i
Combined sales of Series E and H
United States Savings Bonds in Cho
wan County for the month of June to
taled $5,476.50 or 51.4 per cent of our
i quota. This sales announcement is
made by County Savings Bonds Chair
man A. B. Harless, according to the
monthly sales report issued by Allison
' James, State Director of the U. S.
I Savings Bonds Division in Greensboro.
The combined sales of Series E and
H Bonds for North Carolina’s 100
, counties for the month of June to
, taled $3,233,278.75.
i In announcing the above sales,
: Chairman Harless commented that
i many investors are being attracted to
■ the new Series H Bond as they learn
■ of the advantages which it offers
them. These advantages, Chairman
Harless pointed out, are its 100 per
cent safe, guaranteed, liberal yield and
freedom from market fluctuations, its
current income feature, and the fact
that it is redeemable at par. In ad
dition, H Bonds are exempt from both
state and local income, taxes.
I October 3rd Set For
School Bond Vote
Voters Will Decide on
50 Million Dollars for
Governor William B. Umstead has
1 set October 3, 1953, as the date for
a referendum on a school bond issue
1 in the amount of $50,000,000, and
bonds in the amount of $22,000,000 for
In setting the date the Governor
followed the recommendation of the
State Board of Education.
, The General Assembly, which auth
s orized the bond vote subject to call |
' by the Governor, provided that if the,
school bonds are approved the 'funds
will be allocated among the counties
as follows: SIOO,OOO to each county.
1 regardless of size, an additional $15,-
000,000 to be distributed on a per capi
■ ta basis in to average daily
> attendance in the schools, and the re-
I maining $25,000,000 to be distributed
1 according to standard prescribed by
the State Board of Education and ap
-1 proved by the Governor.
The standards for distributing the
1 $25 million will be used on actual
’ need of the funds by each county.
The purpose is to help equalize white
’ and Negro schools in counties which
can not supply the funds themselves.
Methodists Start Work
On New Church School
Work was begun Monday morning
on the construction of an addition to
the Methodist Church to house class
es of the church school. The new
building will be brick veneer, two stor
ies high and will be back of the pres
ent church building.
The contract to build the addition
was awarded Wren-Wilson, Durham
overseas March 25, 1950, and mark
ed their sixth birthday on the ship
returning this year.
The Buys lived in an American set
tlement in Tokyo, which was comfort
able, but not elaborate, Mrs. Buys
said. It had its own shops and a laun
dry. The homes were very small, but
The contrast of old and new is typi- \
cal of Tokyo, which has an ultra-mod- .
em hotel across the street from the
palace grounds, the army wife com- J
mented. An antiquated moat is in the
middle of the progressive city.
“A few rickshaws are left,” Mrs.
Buys said, “but most of the Japanese
ride bicycles. The rickshaws have
been modernized by adding bicycle
The little girls attended a convent j
kindergarten, the Hand Maids of Sac- <
red Heart of Jesus, one of the two in- ’
temational lower schools in Tokyo.
There were only three Americans in 1
the small classes filled with children i
from the embassies. The teacher was i
an Italian woman.
I A native woman came in to teach
I the young children Japanese folk
[dancing and songs. Hazel and Ruth <
are able to sing some songs in three ]
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194,813 Lunches In
Past School Season
About Pedestrians 1
What percentage of traffic fatali
ties are pedestrians?
Os the 1,115 persons killed in North
Carolina traffic accidents during 1952,
248 were walkers, according to the
State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Forty-two of those pedestrian fa
talities were youngsters in the 5-9
year age bracket. Wherever you drive,
watch out for children!
4-H dub Members
Delighted With Visit
To 4-H dub Week
Group Improves Knowl
edge About 4-H Club
BY SHIRLEY HARRELL
Chowan County Delegate
Filled with excitement from an im
pressive 4-H Club Week in Raleigh,
the delegates from Chowan County re-<
turned home Saturday. There were
six girls and five boys who attended
from Chowan County.
During the week we had the op
portunity to attend demonstrations
presented by various counties in the
State, which increased our knowledge
of the importance of 4-H Club work.
A class in recreation was conducted
by E. R. Regnier, of the University
of Illinois, each afternoon. A limited
group from each county was selected
to attend these classes. The purpose
of the class was to train the boys and;
girls as leaders in recreation so that
they may improve the recreational
program in their county. Leon Priv
j ott, Jackie Morris, Evangeline Cope-
J land, and I were delegates who at
tended the special class in recreation
from Chowan County.
Wednesday night the Health Pag
eant was presented in the Coliseum.
Mary Sue Elliott represented our
county in that great event.
1 We were very fortunate to have
Evangeline Copeland and Mary Sue
Elliott represent our county in the
Dairy Foods Demonstration. They did
a wonderful job in giving their dem
One of the most interesting events
of the week was the State Dress Re
vue Thursday night. Pitt County was
in charge of the Dress Revue. There
were fashions shown that could be
worn the year round. Mary Sue El
liott represented Chowan County and
looked very nice in her printed cham
Friday night will be long remember
ed by the delegates from Chowan
County. We were very proud to have
from our county “The Chowan Ramb
lers” who gave a thrilling perform
ance in the Talent Show.
Delegates from Chowan County
were: Ida Anne Blanchard, Evange
line Copeland, Janice Harrell, Mar
jorie Harrell, Mary Sue Elliott, Leon
Privott, Jackie Morris, Jackie Byrum,
Harold Lloyd Bunch, Emmett Perry
and myself. R. S. Marsh, Assistant
County Agent, accompanied us to Ra
In conclusion I would like to say
we had a wonderful trip and I want
to encourage more members to try to
go next year.
Four VFW Members
To Attend Convention
Henry G. Quinn, Bill Harris, Jim
Basnight and John L. Bass will leave
Edenton Saturday afternoon for Mil
waukee, Wisconsin, where they will
attend the national convention of Vet
erans of Foreign Wars. The quar
tet will represent William H. Coffield,
Jr., Post, No. 9280, VFW, and expect
to return home about August 9th.
Draft Board Office
Closed August 3-7
Mrs. Katherine F. Barrow, clerk to
the Chowan County Draft Board, an
nounced early this week that the lo
cal office will be closed the entire
week of August 3rd through the 7th.
The Board has not been called upon
for an induction for the month of Au
gust, but is scheduled for a pre-induc
tion during August.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. President John Kra
mer urges a full attendance.
School Reimbursed Last
Year With $9,270.96
Patrons Are Invited to
Inspect Operation at
In recent years the school lunch
room has become a definite part of the
public school program throughout all
states in the union. Food menus and
the selection of foods are a part of
the health teaching program, but the
school lunch period and the lunchroom
provide for more than satisfying hun
ger. An opportunity for social and
emotional development and an envir
onment conducive to this development
The lunchrooms are adequate in
, size, light, attractive, sanitary, and
equipped with modern kitchen and
cafeteria furniture. The meals are
well planned and well prepared and
nutritionally adequate meats or meat
substitutes are served regularly. With
these are served a variety of vege
tables and fruits to make up a balan
■ ced meal. Milk is served with each
, meal. The eating of the meal is so
• supervised as to promote desirable
social environment. The supervision
by the teachers includes the develop- '
ment of desirable food habits, table
manners and training in conversation
with respect to topics and tone with
each child participating.
In connection with the Edenton
lunch rooms Superintendent John A.
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"Count DoF Contest
Winds Up In Tie
Mrs. Floyd Cale and
Mrs. McKay Phthisic
Guess Right Number
Edenton Furniture Company’s
“Count the Dots” contest, which clos
ed Saturday afternoon, ended in a tie,
with Mrs. Floyd Cale and Mrs. McKay
Phthisic, Cabarrus Street neighbors,
guessing the correct number, which
was 2,663. Two other correct answers
were received during the contest, but
later postmarks eliminated these two.
- The letters of Mrs. Cale and Mrs.
Phthisic were postmarked the same
time and the neatness of the two let
ters was so close that the judges re
fused to name a winner from the two
Inasmuch that the contest ended in
a tie and the Domestic Sewing Ma
chine Company beforehand ruled that
only one machine will be allowed for
the contest, the Edenton Furniture
Company will adopt any method
agreeable to the two ladies to de
termine the winner. Prizes in the
form of Domestic certificates have
been mailed to the 190 women who
sent in a guess during the contest.
J. M. Bowers of the Domestic Sew
ing Machine Company is scheduled to
be at the Edenton Furniture Com
pany’s store Saturday and Monday,
August 1 and 3 for the purpose of
demonstrating the Domestic sewing
machine and to assist anyone interest
ed in the fine points of sewing.
Staff At Hospital
Is Appreciative For
With recent improvements and
beautification done at Chowan Hospi
tal, Miss Frances R. Tillett, superin
tendent, expresses her appreciation for
the assistance given by the Edenton
In a letter to J. Edwin Bufflap,
Street Commissioner, Miss Tillett had
this to say:
“Dear Mr. Bufflap: I wish to thank
you, Frank Hughes and the other men
of the-Edenton Street Department for
the recent work done to the yard and
grounds of Chowan Hospital.
“Mr. Hughes and his men worked
very hard with the State Highway De
partment in grading and filling in the
back lots of the hospital property.
This has certainly been a decided im
provement to our property in looks
and drainage. We are always eager
to make any improvements we can for
the hospital and sincerely appreciate
the efforts of those who have helped
us with our work. The cooperation of
your Department is gratefully ac
knowledged by all members of the
Hospital Staff and Board of Trus