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85 Women From Nine Clubs In District At
tend Sessions Held at Edenton Junior-Senior
High School; State Treasurer Speaker
’Eighty-five, women gathered at
the Edenton Junior-Senior High
School cafeteria Sunday for the an
nual meeting of the Eighth Dis
trict of the Business and Profes
sional Women’s Clubs with the lo
cal club as hostess. Attending the
affair were members from Ahoskie,
Elizabeth City, Edenton, Hertford,
Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount,
Scotland Neck, Tarboro and Wash
The cafeteria was decorated in a
profusion of spring flowers and the
Easter motif was carried out.
Misses Lena Jones and Mary Lee
Copeland greeted the guests at the
door, and at the registration desk
were Mrs. Clara'Boswell, Mrs. Ha
ze,! Lassiter, Mrs. Beulah Boswell
and Mrs. Dorothy Phelps. Station
ed at the coat room were Mrs. Bom
mie White and Miss Inez Norris,
while Mrs. lona Leary, Miss Lula
Williams, Mrs. Ethel Simpson, Mrs.
Anita Baker and ’Mrs. Elizabeth
Flynn acted as floating hostesses.
Serving at the punch bowl in the
home economics room were Mrs.
Rosebud Ward, Mrs. Alice Twiddy,
Mis. Bertha Bunch and Mrs. J. J.
Mrs. Margaret Phthisic, presi
dent, presided over the meeting and
j Student Council Congress Officers '
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' Pictured above are two of the officers of the Eastern District of
the. North Carolina Student Council Congress which will meet in
Edentpn Friday, March 29, with the Edenton Junior-Senior High
School as host. Billy Bunch, jest, is district president and Jerry
Downtim is district treasurer.
Two Local Bills In
Introduced By Repre
sentative Bynrin and
Sept to Committee
two bills affect; ing Chowan
County were introduced in the Gen- j
eral Assembly Wednesday of last
-week by Representative Albert G.
The first of these bills, known as|
House Bill 373, has to do with abol
ishing jury trial in criminal cases;
in Chowan County’s Recorder’s 1
Court and to transfer criminal cas
es in which jury trial is requested
to the Superior Court. - Upon trans
fer of a case to Superior Court the
defendant will be required to exe
cute a new appearance bhnd in an
amount to be fixed by the judge of
Recorder’s Court. The bill was sent
to the County and Judicial Districts i
The other hills, known as House'
Bill 374, has for its purpose amend
ing the General so as to in
clude Chowan County within the
provisions authorizing tax levies
for certain special purposes. It will
add Chowan to the list of counties
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Mrs. Joyce Hines of Ahoskie gave
the invocation. Mrs. Lena Leary
delivered the address of welcome
with the response made by Mrs.
Hazel Strickland of Rocky Mount.
Following a delicious ham din
ner with all the trimmings, Miss
June Crews of East Carolina Col
lege delighted the group with so
los, “Kiss Me Again,” and “I Lov
ed You.” She was accompanied at
the piano bv Miss Lula Williams.
Mr's. Phthisic then introduced the
principal speaker, Mrs. Charlotte
Orrell, State Treasurer, who spoke
on “BPW Programs.” Mrs. Orrell
emphasized the importance of plan
ning a program in which all mem
bers could participate. “Choose
wisely in planning programs best
suited for you and your community
and encourage members to tkke
part,” she said. The speaker point
e'd out that ho club should take on
more than it can do during the
year.' She urged the clubs to strive
for more membership discussions.
Miss Lena Jones led the group in
several songs, after which Miss
Kathleen Jackson of Elizabeth City,
District Director, took over the
meetings and called for annual re
ports of the presidents. The fol-
Continuedf. on Page s—Section 1
Red Cross Lags ]
Jimmy Earnhardt, Chairman of
the Chowan County Red Cross fund
raising drive, reports that contribu
tions appear to be lagging. Mr.
Earnhardt reported Tuesday that
although a report was far from
complete, upntributions up to that
time amounted to about SBOO.
The county’s goal is $2,803, so
that Mr. Earnhardt urges canvass
ers to complete their y«rk and send
in reports as-soon as possible. •
AT MASONIC MEETING
William Adams, master of Una
nimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. A. M.,
announces that an emergent com
; munication of the lodge will be held
1 tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock.
The purpose of the meeting is to
confer the first degree, so that a
large attendance is urged.
CLINTON DAVIS ELECTED
NCEA VICE PRESIDENT
At the 73rd annual convention of
the North Carolina Education As
sociation held in Wilmington last
week, Clinton O. Davis of Edenton
was selected vice president of the
fufcnrv* fAApkprs division Hava
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday March 28,1957.
Plans Are Complete
For Student Council
Sessions Will Be Held
In Baptist Church
Plans have virtually been com
pleted for the 18th annual meeting
of the Eastern District of the
North Carolina Student Council
Congress which will be held in
Edenton Friday, March 29. The
Edenton Junior-Senior High School
will be host for the meeting.
Since the Junior-Senior high
school lacks adequate auditorium;
space, the general session, begin-]
ning at 10:00 A. M., will be held,
in the auditorium of the Edenton j
Baptist Church. One of the main
features of this session will be an
address by Roy Armstrong, Direc
tor of Admissions, University of 1
North Carolina. His topic will be
taken from the theme of this year’s:
congress: “Student Councils—Pro-i
motors of School Spirit.”
A luncheon will be held for par- j
• ticipating members and guests at I
the Masonic Temple at noon, fol
lowed by an afternoon session in]
the church auditorium. |
The district president. Billy
Bunch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hay-!
wood Bunch, will preside at the]
meeting. Jerry Downum, son of;
Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Downum, is;
treasurer and Mrs. Alice H. Belch |
is advisor for the district.
At Lions Meeting
Presents Very Inter-!
esting History of
West Leary had charge of Mon-j
day night’s program at the Edenton j
Lions Club meeting. I.eary pro- !
sented John A. Holmes, who gave |
a very interesting informative talk ]
on the history of the American Le- i
■lion. Mr. Holmes pointed out that!
President Eisenhower, the vice)
president, half the cabi-|
net, half the Senators, more than I
half of the lower House, and the
Supreme Court were members of;
the legion. In discussing the
mation of the American Legion, i
Holmes recalled that at the end of
World War I, there were a million j
and a half troops stationed in i
France and Germany, who were for]
the most part merely marking time!
while waiting to return to the Unit- j
ed States. A few of them were as-1
signed duties such as policing bat-j
tlegrounds, repairing roads, or were
on duty with the occupational fore- j
es. None of them were very happy ,
about remaining in Europe and i
Continued on Page 4-—Section 1 j
At Rotary Meeting;
Edenton Rotarians will meet this
(Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
in the Parish House, when a fea
ture will be the presence of a Greek
Rotary exchange student, who will
speak on the program. President
George Alma Byrum urges every
Rntarian to attend.
Red Men Change
Hour Os Meeting
Beginning Monday night of next
week, Chowan Tribe of Red Men
will hold their weekly meetings at
8 o'clock instead of 7:30. The 8
o’clock hour will be in effect until
the fill. Percy Dail, sachem of the
tribe, urges a full attendance.
Merchants Plan Big Festival Os Values
A goodly number of Edenton’s merchants have joined in
a Spring Festival of Values which will be observed Friday,
April 5, through Saturday, April 13. The event will be
known as “Shop In Edenton Days” and during the period
many items of merchandise will be sold at very special
prices, thus affording a considerable saving for shoppers.
An eight-page circular will be printed and distributed by
inail all over the Albemarle area and publicity will be given
the event over radio station WCDJ.
Cooperating merchants will greatly reduce merchandise
t for the Spring Festival of Values, which is expected to be
come an annual event among Edenton *s merchants.
New Eastern Star Officers
W A "IT. J Tv.
Pictured above are the new officers of Edenton Chapter No. 302,
Order of the Eastern Star, who were installed at a public ceremony
last week in the Masonic Temple. First row, left to right, Mrs.
Geneva Harrell, associate conductress; Mrs. Helen Mood, conduct
ress; Mrs. Margaret Stanton, worthy matron; Dr. A. M. Stanton,
worthy patron; Mrs. Pearl Harrell, associate matron; M'. A. Har
rell, associate worthy patron. Second row, left to right. Mrs. Vivian
Mooney, organist; Mrs. Frances Wilkins, Adah; Mrs. Edith Bufflap,
Electa; Mrs. Clara Boswell, marshal; Mrs. Ruth Overman, secre
tary; C. W. Overman, sentinel. Back row, left to right, Mrs. Edna
Wilkins, warder; Mrs. AnniesGoodwin, Martha; Mrs. Mary Leary,
treasurer; Mrs. Sarah Boyce, chaplain; Mrs. Grace Byrum, Ruth
and Mrs. Ola Williford, Esther.—(Evelyn Leary Photo).
W. T. Persick Will
Serve As Judge In
Art Show April 5-6
With the new annexation to
Edenton, the Street Department
has arranged a schedule for the col
lection of trash and garbage in the;
area. Collections will be made
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.;
Those who expect to be served are;
requested to place the trash andj
garbage at the curb ip proper re-j
ceptacles in order to be handled in;
the shortest time possible due to
the volume of w;prk required by thc|
Street Department. The trash and t
garbage should be ready to be!
picked up by 8 o’clock each morn- '
ing of the collection.
Edenton Education Chapters
Will Hold Banquet April 4th
I civic calendar]*
Enenton’s Parent-Teacher Associ
ation will sponsor a May Day festi
val in the Teen Age Chib Wednes
day afternoon, May 1, beginning at
Annual fatstoek show, sponsored |
by the Edenton Junior Chamber of i
Commerce, is scheduled to be held I
on the Legion grounds Wednesday, I
Edenton’s Business and Profess-!
ional Women’s Club will sponsor a
first aid course to be held each Fri- 1
day night for the next 12 weeks
at the Junior-Senior High School
at 7:30 o’clock.
Continued on Page 7—Section 1 1
First Aid Course Scheduled In Edenton]]
Officials of the Edenton Business and Professional Woman’s
Club announce that the club will sponsor a First Aid Course. ;
beginning Friday night, April 5, with Dr. Edward Bond as !
Classes will be conducted each Friday night for a period of
12 weeks and will be held at the Edenton Junior-Senior High i
School at 7:30 o’clock. To be eligible for a certificate 18 !
hours of training is required. Anyone 15 years of age and
over is invited to attend the school.
Annual Show Is Being
Sponsored By Local
William T. Persick, assistant pro
fessor of the Art Department of
East Carolina College, will he in
Edenton Wednesday, April 3, to
judge all entries in the Edenton
Woman’s Club Annual Art Show,
which will tie held Friday and Sat
unkty, April 3 <i at the Penel
ope Barker house. Mr. Persick will
also address the teachers at the
Penelope Barker house at 4 o’clock
the same day.
Not only will this art work of the
students of the Edenton Graded
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
] Annual Affair Will Be
Held In Masonic
Local chapters of the North Car-:
olina Education Association and]
National Education Association will
J hold a banquet in the Masonic Tern-;
| pie Thurstkiy night, April 4 at 7:301
'o’clock. The banquet is in celo-j
1 bration of the one hundredeth anni
! versary of the two organizations.
1 The principal speaker for the oc
( casion will be Superintendent John
A. Holmes and tickets will be han
dled by the home room mothers of
(both the Elementary and Junior-]
i Senior High Schools.
The public is urged to attend.
During the Spring Festival of Values some of the mer
chants will give away free prizes, for which friends and
customers can register in various stores. These prizes will
be worthwhile so that it is hoped many people will register
In order to become eligible to win some of the prizes.
' Everybody in Chowan and adjoining counties is especial
ly urged to be on the lookout for the eight-page circular
which will list many money-saving bargains for thrifty
shoppers during this outstanding event, and to listen to
radio station WCDJ to hear information about what is ex
pected to be an annual event among the merchants of Eden
tQQ. _ ,_ _ ■ j
Easter Seals Sent
To 2,100 Persons
In Chowan County;
Campaign Will Be
Flower-bedecked Easter Seals to
give a crippled child a chance went
out to 2,100 residents of Chowan
County last week as the Chowan
County Easter Seal Society took
the first step in launching the,
greatest .campaign in its 24-year
The campaign, which officially
I opened March 15 and continues
through Easter Sunday, April 21,
provides an annual opportunity for
residents in Chowap County and
! across the nation to contribute fi-1
] nancial assistance for crippled chil-
I dren’s services, according to Ernest
' J. Ward, Jr., chairman of the 1957
] appeal in Chowan County.
Funds contributed in the Chowan!
County drive will support and
maintain services for crippled chib!
j dren and adults.
Approximately 90 per cent of the j
funds raistd during the annual Eas
j ter Seal campaign finances servic
es within the state where raised.
The remainder goes to help sup
port a national program of service,
education and research.
Mrs. Bommie White
New President Os
Edenton BPW Club
New Slate of Officers
Elected at Meeting
Mrs. Bommie White will head up;
the Business and Professional Wo
jmen’s Club as president following
| election of new officer* at a dinner
i meeting held Thursday night of
! last week in the Barker Community!
] House. She succeeds Mrs. Margar-j
Other officers elected were Mrs.
Alice Twiddy, first vice president;!
Mrs. Lena Leary, second vice presi
dent: Mrs. Haze! Lassi er, record
ing secretary; Miss Miljt.-ed Mini-!
den, co. responding secretary, and!
Miss Inez Norris, treasurer. These!
j officers will be installed e.t the May
Mrs. Margaret Phthisic, presi-|
dent, at the meeting and
the invocation was given by Miss
Beulah Perry. Following a song:
Continued on Page 2—Section 1 !
Fish Fry Features
Legion’s Meeting j
On Tuesday Night
John Holmes’ Candi
dacy Given Support j
! Ed Bond Post No. 40 of the!
; American Legion staged a very de-j
< lightful fish fry Tuesday night at
the Legion building, having as their
I guests members of the Legion Au-j
] xiliary as well as Legionnaires)
' from a number of Legion posts in
the district. Fish aplenty was ser
ved to the large gathering which I
was more or less in the form of -i j
I kick-off meeting in the interest of
the candidacy of John A. Holmes
for the post of Department Com
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina.
For Chowan’s Fat
Stock Show - Sale
| Art Show Judge ]
jpfo- ■#■■■■ A
WILLIAM T. PERSICK
The services of William T. Per
sick of East Carolina College have
been secured as judge of exhibits
in the annual art show Friday and
Saturday, April 5 and 6. The show
is sponsored by the Edenton Wo
man's Club and will he held in the
Penelope Barker house.
120 Years Ago
| As Found In the Files of
The Chowan Herald
Mayor E. W. Spires received a.
letter from Congressman Lindsay
C. Warren (o the effect that an ap
propriation was passed in the
House providing for outside propa
gating pools at the I'. S. Fish
Hatchery as well as a $45,000 ap
propriation for a survey of the shad
situation on the eastern seaboard.
Jennie Ruth McAlily, Katherine
Reeves and Julia Burton won first
places in the Northeastern District
of the Federation of Music Clubs.
Continued on Page s—Section 1
’57 Cancer Drive
In Chowan Starts
Monday, April Ist
Superior Court Will
Convene April Ist
Judge Joseph Parker
! Os Windsor Will
The April term of Chowan Coun-|
ty Superior Court is scheduled to i
j begin Monday morning. April 1, at]
] 10 o’clock with Judge Joseph Park
-ler of Windsor presiding. It will
j be a mixed term of court and crimi
! nal cases tried first.
On the civil docket the following
i cases are listed: Carrie Bembry EL
j liott vs. Alton Brooks Elliott; Guy
j Eula Watson Mills vs. George Sim-
I on Mills. Mamie Blackwell vs. Wil-
I liam Edward Blacked; George W.
i Skinner vs. Beulah Halsey. Skinner;
j Louis E. Francis vs. David M.
Smith, Yates Parrish, Jr., vs.
Thomas J. Hoskins, Sr.; John F. I
j White vs. Horace Carter; Robert!
| Peoples vs. Willie Lee Smithwiok;|
j George Winborne Blanchard vs.
| Willie Lee Smithwick; Ima Irene
! Peoples vs. Willie Lee Smithwick;
I Nancy Blanchard vs. ■ Willie Lee
j Smithwick; Leslie Blanchard vs.
j Willie Lee Smithwick.
Melvin Harrell Hurt
In Freak Accident
Melvin Harrell, an employee of
the Norfolk & Carolina Telephone
& Telegraph Company was painful
ly and seriously injured in a freak
accident Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Harrell was up a telephone
pole on Queen Street and was in
the act of pulling a wire across the
street. A passing automobile ran
into the wire, throwing Harrell vio
lently to the street His hip was
badly crushed, together with other
bruises and he was rushed to Cho
-3 wan ijospital. •
( HELP YOUR
RED CROSS .... I
JOIN TODAY / ff
Exhibits Will Be at the
Legion Grounds on
Plans for the third Chowan 4-H
and FFA fat stock show and sale
are rapidly shaping up says Dick
Dixon, president of the Edenton
Jaycees. The Junior Chamber of
Commerce is busily engaged in
raising funds, putting its commit
tees to work and in general get
ting things ready. The show and
i sale will be held at tile American
Legion fairgrounds on Wednesday,
| April 24.
Persons who have never attend
j ed sush an event may ask. “just
what is a fat stock show and sale?”
A fat stock show and sale is an
event, at which fat steers and hogs
are entered by various contestants
This one will lie a junior fat stork
show and sale—ln other words,
only bonafide 4-H and FFA mem
bers will be eligible to compete.
Steers which will Im* entered
must have been fed out by the ex
hibitor, they must be animals of
strictly beef type, they must be de
horned and halter broken. Each
contestant will be required to lead
bis or her steer in a ring before
the judges, and the steer must be
under complete control of the ex-
I bibitor at ail times.
Four-H and FFA members may
enter a pen of an individual hog,
a pen of three hogs or a pen of
each. Individual hogs will be fit
ted and shown hy the exhibitor, and
prizes will be awarded to the win
An animal husbandry specialist
from State College will judge the
steers and hogs, and handsome tro
phies and ribbons will lie awarded
Til.* purpose of a junior tor 4-H
and FFA) fat'stock show and (tale
is to train boys and girls in the
Continued on Page s—Section 1
Chowan County’s Goal
In Drive Will Be
More than 150 volunteers of the
Chowan County Chapter of the
American Cancer Society will be
gin their month long educational
and fund-raising drive Monday,
The local campaign is sponsor
ed by the Edenton Woman’s Club.
Mrs. R. T. Harrell, Jr., is acting
chairman and Mrs. Louis George
Wilkins is co-chairman for the
county campaign. All members of
the Woman’s Club will act as vol
unteer workers. Other clubs volun
teering to assist in this campaign
are the VFW Auxiliary, who will
canvass al! homes north of the ar
mory on both east and west side of
Broad Street; the Edenton Negro
Woman’s Club members wall can
vass their district; the Home Dem
onstration Club me miters will can
vass the county. The Marine Au
xiliary Air Station have already
made their contribution of $350 to
the American Cancer Society.
The funds contributed have en
abled researchers to better the cure
rates of many kinds of cancer
through improved methods of diag
nosis and treatment.
There are vital scientific fron
tiers in cancer which are yet to be
explored. There are projects await,
ing support that could evolve into
more new methods for reducing
deaths from cancer.
The Chowan Chapter seeks sl,-
fiOO as part of the nation-wide ef
fort to raise $30,000,000 for re
search, education and service.
“If we can make our goal locally,
we will be helping to put scientists
to work today on problems which
must be solved if we are to save
more lives tomorrow,” rays Mrs.
“Let’s fight cancer wftk a check
up and * check,** & j I