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Volume XXlV.—Number IT.
Edenton Woman’s Club Wl
Stage Annual Flower Show
At Penelope Barker House
Outstanding Event Is
Scheduled to Be Held ,
Tuesday, April 30
“Springtime in the Albemarle” is
the theme of the annual flower
show of the Home and Garden De
partment of the Edenton Woman’s
Club. The show will be held at the
Penelope Barker House Tuesday,
April 30. A cordial invitation is
extended to all residents of Eden
ton and Chowan County to attend
this exhibition. All horticulturists
and flower-lovers are asked to
bring both specimens and arrange
ments to the show which is to be
judged by a group of certified flow
er show judges from Virginia. In
order that all entries might be
shown to the greatest advantage
the following rules and classifica
tions should be studied, and in
structions followed so far as is
1. Competitions are open to resi
dents of Edenton and Chowan
2. All exhibits are to be enterejd
in owner’s name on blanks fumish
.ed for this purpose.
3. Exhibits shall be received be
tween 8:00 and 11:00 A. M., on
4. All exhibits must be removed
by 10,00 P. M., April 30th.
5. The committee will take re
sponsible precautions for the safe
ty of the property of the exhibitor,
but will not be responsible in case
of loss or damage.
6. When judging" is being done
only judjrcg and proper officers will
be allowed in the show rooms.
7. Prises will be as follows: First
prize, blue ribbon; second prize, red
ribbon; third prize, yellow ribbon. I
(Continued Hit Page s—Section 1) <
Dr. Edward G. Bond
Speaks On Mental
Health At BPW dub
Interesting Meeting of
Club Held Thurs
An interesting talk on “Mental
Health” by Dr. Edward Bond fea
tured the monthly dinner meeting
of the Edenton BPW Club held
, Thursday night of last week in the
Barker Community House. Mrs. !
Margaret Phthisic, president, pre
sided and the meeting operled witfTi
a blessing by Mrs. Mattie Halsey. \
Dr. Bohd centered his talk on the 1
two phases of mental illness which
he named as psychological disor
ders and organism disorders. He
cited the factors causing mental .
illness and explained the reaction j
of normal and abnormal behavior, j
“It is hard to pin down any single i
cause for mental disorder,” he de- |
dared, adding that “the keynote
should be the prevention of mental j
illness.” To stress his points, Dr. i
Bohd referred several times to the
y film which dealt with the psycho
logical aspect of his subject. He
termed organism disorder as be
ing created from such things as
Continued on Page s—Section 1
Methodist Men’s Club
Will Meet Tonight
The Methodist Men’s Club will
meet at the church tonight (Thurs
day) at 6:30 o'clock. A feature of
the meeting will be an address by
Captain Presson, who will discuss
’the work of Hie Wesley Founda- ‘
• The Wesley Foundation carries
on work with Methodist students
on campuses of state-supported
and universities. While a
. horns, Captain Presson wag presi
• dent of the Wesley Foundation.
Since the local Methodist church
supports this program in small
measure, Captain Presson’« talk ‘
THE CHOWAN HERALD
1 Frank M. Holmes Announces
Candidacy For Councilman
[Tag Day Saturday]
In order to stimulate contribu
tions m the current cancer drive
for funds, Mrs. Rodney Harrell,
Jr., chairman of the Chowan Coun
ty, drive, announces that Tag Day
will be observed Saturday, April
From 10 A. M., to 6 P. M„ 10
students of the Edenton Junior-
Senior High School will be on the
streets selling tags and it is hoped
everybody will buy a tag to help
Win Be Presented
Tonight At School;
Evening of Outstand- (
Is In Prospect
Tonight (Thursday) at 8
the Edenton Woman’s Club will!
present “Gramercy Ghost,” a two
act comedy, in the Edenton Ele
mentary School auditorium. The,
play is directed by Mrs. Jane'
Holmes, with the following includ- ’
ed in the cast: |
Mary Shep Burton, Ruth Phillips,
AJ Vargo, Kathryn Goodwin, Dick
Schunian, Bill Cozarf," Bill Harry,-.
< Rodney Harrell, -jack Habit, Cbr-
I inne Thorud, Bfetty Ward, Glee
I Moore and Jane Holmes.
I 1 On the technical staff are Marion
James, Mary Ester George, Glee
Moore, Imogene Byrum, Edna
Reaves, Lena HarreH, Frances Wil-
I kins, Mary Hopkins-, Nick George,
I Cecil Fry, Luther Parks, Catherine
Atkins, Stagecraft Club, Molly
i Wisely, Peggy Holmes, Kit Fore
hand and Carrie Earnhardt.
Regular rehearsals have been
held and advance reports are to
the effect that the play will be ex
pertly executed and highly enter
j As Found In the Files of
; I The Chowan Herald
! * With Mayor E. W. Spires de
clining to seek re-election as May
or of Edenton, J. H. McMullan an
nounced his candidacy, a position
he filled 30 years before,
i Beil Battery Chapter, of the
! United Daughters of the Confeder
! acy, of which Mrs. George P. By-
I rum was president, was host to 'a
meeting of the 14th district at Ho
i tel Joseph Hewes.
| Radio stars Franklyn Browne
Kay Lavelle appeared in person at j
Continued on Pago 1 I
Fashion Show Is Feature Os
PTA Meet Held Last Week
31 Home Ec Girls Mo
del Dresses They
The Edenton Parent-Teacher As
sociation at its meeting last week
. enjoyed a fashion show which was
j presented by girls of the Home Ec
nomics Department of the Edenton
Junior-Senior High School under
the supervision of the instructor,
Miss Jean Mobley.
I The following girls modeled
I dresses which they made: Patricia
Waff, Norma Blanchard, Charlotte
Burgess, Judy McLaughlin, Joyce
' Pond, Judy- Adams. Linda Spivey,
' Jimmy Cossens, Donna Mitchell,
I Kay Lowe, Dolly Wright, Alice Wil
. Hams, Lois Toler, Pa~e Cayton,
North Carolina^Thursday April 25,1957.
Will Oppose Incumb
ent J. Clarence Leary
In First Ward Race
Another contest in the forthcom
ing municipal election on Tuesday,
May 7, developed early this week
when Frank M. Holmes announced
he will be a candidate for Council
man for the First Ward. He will
oppose J. Clarence Leary, incum
bent, who has filled the position
In announcing bis Candidacy Mr.
Holmes said he decided to seek the
office only after seriously consid
ering the close vote in the 1955
election, when he trailed Mr. Leary
by 34 votes. Another deciding fac
tor in deciding to make the run,
he said, was that quite a few vot
ers in the First Ward had ap
proached him and urged him to
again make a bid for the position.
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May Day Festival
: Sponsored By PTA
Parade Being Planned
j Preceding Activities
At Teen-Age Club
| Plans have about been completed
for a May Day Festival sponsored
; by the Edenton Parent-Teacher As
sociation, scheduled to be held in
! the Teen-Age Clpbepom Wednqs
, day, May 1, beginning at 3:30
o’clock. The affair is' designated
Family Day, it being hoped that
many parents as well as teen-agers
To start off the event a parade
is scheduled to be held "before the
activities at the Teen-Age Club. Os
course the parade will be headed by ■
the Junior-Senior High School!
Band arid another feature will be|
the new Junipf Band, making its I
first public appearance.
At the festival amusements and
entertainment will he provided for
all ages, a feature being pony rides j
and a magic show. Cakes, candy,
sandwiches and drinks will be sold,
the principal idea behind the May
Festival being to help raise
funds for the PTA. The festival
is scheduled to last until about 7:30 1
o’clock and a large crowd is urged.
Those in charge of the pflair are
Mrs. Bomqnie White, finance chair
man, Mrs. Kate Whitten and Mrs.
Jane Holmes. A small charge will
be made for the pony rides and a
photographer will be on hand to|
take pictures of the youngsters i
who ride the ponies.
WOMAN’S CLUB MEETS
The Edenton Woman’s Club will
meet Wednesday afternoon at 1'
o’clock in the Parish House. Mrs. 1
iT. C. Cross, Jr., president, urges a
I full attendance.
Spruill, Betsy Ross, Grace White-'
man, Maude Lee Corprew, Jane
DuLaney, Lorean Wright, Sheila
Lanning, Wanda Singletary and
- Yvonne Williams and Mary Pearl
Harrell served as commentators.
Mrs. John J. Ross, president, pre
sided over the meeting which was
opened with the presentation of the
U. S. flag by a group of Edenton
Brownies, followed by devotional
by Mrs. R. T. Whitten. •'
Following the program a brief
business session was held- An
nouncement . was made that the
May Day Festival will be held
Wednesday aft-moon. May 1. at
the Teen-Age Club. Mrs. Horace
White is in charge of arrangements
and everyone is urged to attend.
The attendance award was won
,by Cecil Fry's home room. Mrs..
| Haywood Bund) and Mrs. Paulj
I : :
I ■ Uemmstratioa •
# APRIL 26 • MAY 4,1067 *
Pictures and stories about National Home Demonstration Week
will be found on pages 1, 2 and 4 in- Section Two of this issue of
Attention Is Again
Called To One Shot
Voting In Edenton
Votes Must Be Cast
For All Offices to j
With a municipal election
scheduled to be held Tuesday,
May 7, attention is again called |
to a new law regarding voting, |
The law affects what is termed
“one-shot” voting by which a
voter casts a ballot for less
than the number of offices to
Heretofore when more than
two candidates appeared on a
ballot for which two or more
offices were to be filled some
voters would cast a ballot for
only one of the candidates, a
scheme for -giving somewhat
of an advantage of a particular
candidate over another.
New, however,-according to *_
bill introduced by Representa
tive Albert Byrum in the Gen
eral Assembly and subsequent
ly passed into law, a voter
must cast a ballot for as many
candidates as there are offices
Rev. Edward Wellsj Speaker At Legion!
Dies At Home After Meeting Points Out
Siege Os HI Health Work Os Programs
Served as Pastor of
Baptist Church For
The Rev. Edward Lee Wells, 80,
retired pastor of the Eden ton Bap
tist Church, died at his home on
West Queen Street at 2:30 o’clock
Saturday afternoon. He had been
in failing health for several years.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky,
Mr. Wells came to Edenton 46
years ago as pastor of the Baptist
Church and served in that capacity
for 35 years. He retired 11 years
ago this month, due to failing
health and was succeeded by the
present pastor, the Rev. R. N. Car
Surviving are three sons, Ed
ward L. Wells, Jr., and William H.
Wells, both of Edenton, and Paul
A. Wells of Rocky Mount; two
daughters, Mrs. Alma M. Spears
of Winston-Salem and Miss Helen
Wells of Raleigh, and eight grand
He was a member of the Edenton
Baptist Church and Unanimity
Lodge No. 7, A. F. & A. M.
Funeral services were held at
the graveside in Beaver Hill Ceme
tery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Th Rev. R. N. Carroll, pastor of
the Edenton Baptist Church, offi
Music Festival At
Chowan High Sunday
The public is cordially invited to
join in singing the old favorite
hymns at the Chowan High School
April 28 at 3 o’clock. The Home
Demonstration Clubs and churches
in the county are combining efforts
to present the Music Festival *hieh
will feature only religious music.
Those who are participating on
,*he program are asked to he at the
'.shoot by 2:10 KM. _ n
to fill or else no candidate for
that particular office will be
credited with a vote.
In previous elections (he
“one-shot” ballot worked to the
advantage of a particular can
didate hut now it will count
against a candidate unless the
voter casts a ballot for as
many candidates as there are
offices to be filled.
For instance in the race for
Councilmen-at-large, for which
there are two to be elected, a
voter must, in order to have his
vote counted, vote for two. If
a cross mark appears for only
one candidate the ballot will be
thrown out and not counted.
The same is true for members
of the Board of Public Works,
for which five are to be elect
ed. If more than five names
appear on the ballot a voter
VUt vote for five in order to
Care in voting is urged so
that every ballot cast by vot
ers will be counted and thus
their favorite candidates given
credit for their votes.
Officers For District
’ Legionnaires of the First Dis
trict held a district conference in
the Edward G. Bond Post home
Tuesday night, at which tinv‘ Tim
T. Craig of Newton, Department
' Commander was the principal |
‘ Bill Perry, Commander of Ed j
l Bond Post, presided over the meet
l ing and after the opening cere-
mony turned the meeting over to B.
C. Berry of Hertford, District Com
j mander. During this portion of the!
meeting the principal item of busi-!
; ness transacted included election of i
1 officers for the district. Wallace j
|F. (Mickey) Thompson of Eliza-i
I beth City was unanimously elected '
district commander; W. J. Yates,
vice commander and B. C. Berry as
delegate to the National American j
Legion Convention which will be'
1 held in Atlantic City. Robert L.
Pratt was elected alternate.
Continued on Page 4, Section 1
'Veterans Os Korea
Have Limited Time
For GI Training Bill
J. L. Wigins, Chowan County
Veterans Service Officer, reminds
all Korea veterans recently releas
ed from service who plan to take
advantage of' the Korean GI Bill
education and training program
should remember they MUST begin
such training within three (3)
years from date of their separa
For further information and as
sistance veterans should contact l
Mr. Wiggins at his office, 303 N.
Granville Street. Edenton, or Step-1
hen H. Afford, District Servjeo -Of- ’
|ficer, North Carolina Veterans J
| Commission, 206 Kramer Building,
f ElisAbeth City. •
Plans In Making
For Mass X-Ray In
District This Fall
Shown In Eradicat
Dr. William A. Smith director of;
tuberculosis control, State Board 1
of Health, met with a group of ci-i
tizens from Chowan, Perquimans;
and Pasquotank counties April 19 j
to make preliminary plans for the i
mass X-ray survey this fall. The
second preliminary conference will
be held in August.
In 1949 the first mass X-ray sur-!
vey made 19,582 films: the second |
in 1954 made only 14,898. It is
hoped that 20,000 to 25,000 will
take this opportunity tp have films.!
Surveys show that five per cent of
the people will show some path
ology—enlarged heart, thickened
pleura, pneumonitis, scars, etc. One i
in about 1,000 will have definite
evidence of active tuberculosis.
One in 7,000 to 8,000 will show
signs of lung tumors.
In 1918, with little more than
half the present population, 3.412
I North Carolinians died of tu.lie.rcu
| losls. In 1950 only 201 died of tu
berculosis. This shows remarkable
progress toward eradication of tu
berculosis which is the ultimate
goal of the health authorities for
First Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
William Adams, master of Una-:
| nimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. & A. M.,
I announces that an emergent com
munication of the lodge will he held
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock.
The purpose of the meeting is to '
confer the first degree, so that a
full attendance is desired. 1
Region Baptist Brotherhood
Will Hold Annual Meeting In
Edenton Armory April 27th
Married 57 Years!
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crears on
Tuesday of this week observed
their 57th year of married life.
The couple observed the day quiet
ly at their home in Albemarle
Mr. and Mrs. Chears were unit
ed in marriage in Grace Episcopal
Church in Plymouth, April 23, 1900.
It was an early tnornrng ceremony
in order for the newlyweds to catch
a train to go to Asheville on their
MUSIC RECITAL MAY 3
Mrs. C. B. Mooney announces
that the annual spring recital of
her piano pupils will he presented
Friday night, May 3. The recital
will take place in the Elementary
School auditorium, beginning at 8
The public is cordially invited to
Three Contests Develop In
Edenton *s Election May 7th
Opposition For Mayor
And Two Seats as
With only one more day remain-)
ing for candidates to file for office |
in the Edenton Municipal election
scheduled to be held Tuesday, May
7, up to Wednesday morning three ,
contests had developed. The final
day to file as a candidate is Fri
day, April 26.
The three contests include the
Mayoralty race and the office of
Councilman hi the First and Sec
Interest centers around the race
for Mayor in which Ernest P. Ke
j hayes, incumbent, is opposed by
j Leroy H. Haskett, whom Mr. Ke
| hayes defeated by 124 votes in the 1
’ 1955 election. Both candidates arei :
hard at woric anglihg for votes and
each one is reasonably optimistic
that he will win the election. 1 1
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina.
Lions V ariety Show
Is Scheduled To Be
Staged On May 17
i Attention is called to a public
i hearing to consider a proposed zon
ing plan for the area recently an
nexed to the Town of Edenton.
The meeting has been called by
the Edenton Zoning Commission
and will be held at the Chowan
County Court House Monday night.
! May 13, at 8 o’clock,
j All interested persons are espe
cially urged to attend this meet
j CIVIC CALENDAR i
Edenton Woman's Club w ill pre
sent a two-act comedy. “Gramcrcv
Ghost” tonight (Thursday) in the
Elementary School auditorium at 8
Chowan County Home Demon
stration Club will sponsor a music
festival Sunday afternoon. April 28 I
at 3 o’clock in the Chowan High I
Edenton Woman’s Club annual
flower show will be held in the Pe
nelope Barker house Tuesday. April
Chowan County’s Home Demon
stration Clubs will join 05.920
North Carolina women in cele
brating National Home Demonstra
tion Week April 28 through May 4.
Region One of the North Caro- j
lina Baptist Brotherhood will hold;
its annual convention in the Eden- 1 ,
ton armory Monday night. April t
29. at 7 o’clock.
“Grand Ole Opera” will he pre-1
seated Friday night. May 1(1, at 8
1 Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Barbecue Sunper Will
Be Served at 7
Region One of the North Caro
lina Baptist Brotherhood will hold I
its annual convention in the Eden- 1
ton armory Monday night, April
|29 at 7 o’clock. Charlie M. Smith,
Region I president of Elizabeth
I City will preside. The West Cho-I
•' . |
I wan and Chowan Association are in ,
j Region One.
A barbecue supper will he serv
! ed at 7 o’clock while the program
i will begin at 7:50.
Guests who will speak briefly,
| include Horace Easom, State Secre
tary, Baptist Brotherhood: B. W.
Jackson, State R. A. Secretary:
Sylvester Green, vice president of
I Wake Forest College, and Claude
j Caddy, chairman of Christian Edu-;
Dr. M. A. Huggins. Executive
Secretary of the N. C. Baptist Con
vention, will deliver a short address
1 Continued on Page it —Section 1
One of the other contests which .
is claiming a considerable amount |
of interest is in the Second Ward]
where Larry Dowd and Raleigh R.
Hollowell are opposing Graham By
rum, the oldest Town Councilman
on the Board in point of service.
Mr. Dowd was the first to an
nounce his candidacy and Wednes
day of last week Mr. Hollowell de
cided to throw his hat in the ring.
The latest contest developed on
Tuesday of this week when Frank
M. Holmes announced he will op
pose J. Clarence Leary as Council
man from, the First Ward. Mr.
Holmes opposed Mr. Leary in the
1955 election and trailed him by 34
Up to Wednesday James Bond
had no opposition as a candidate
for Town Treasurer. The same sit
uation prevailed in the Third and
Fourth Werds, where John Mitch
ener and Luther Parks respectively
CHILDREN . . . BUY
Talent Auditioned at
Radio Station WCDJ
Plans are now going forward for
staging the Edenton Lions Club’s
annual Variety Show, which is
scheduled to he held Friday night,
May 17, at 8 o’clock in the Edenton
Elementary School auditorium. As
in past years, the show is sponsor
ed for the benefit of blind work
by the Edenton Lions.
Auditions for the show will be
held Tuesday night, April 30, at
7:30 o’clock in the studio of radio
I station WCDJ. All talent in the
Albemarle area having a desire to
appear in the show is requested to
be present for the audition. It has
been announced that talent for the
| show will be programmed that
The show in previous years has
j always attracted a capacity house
I and this year’s affair is expected
| not to he an exception.
Masons Honor Past
Masters At Meeting
On Thursday Night
About Their Past
| Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., observed past master’s night/
at their meeting Thursday night, ;it
which time past masters present,
according to seniority, filled tAe
various stations and places,
i The past masters who served ns
' officers for the meeting were: H.
A. Campen. master: E. W. Spires,
senior warden; J. Edwin Rufflap,
junior warden: .1. A. Curran, treas
urer; W. M. Wilkins, secretary: J'.
R. Byrum, senior deacon; W. J.
Daniels, junior deacon: T. B. Willi
■ fin'd, senior steward; C. B. Mooney,
! junior steward: W. A. Harrell.
| chaplain; W. M, Rhoades, marshall;
: C. W. Overman, tiler.
During the meeting various past
1 masters recalled interesting anec
dotes (luring their term of office
and special tribute was given to
H. A. Campen and E. W. Spires for
Continued on Page 3—-Section 1
! Major Kin# Speaker
At Rotary Meeting
Edenton Rotarinns were treated
to a very enjoyable program at
last week’s meeting when Major
Bill King was the speaker. He
was introduced by Lt. Col. Jay
Major King, a Conner Marine
: Corps recruiting officer, fold about
some of his experiences, weaving
into his remarks a generous amount
of humor which kept the Rotarians
I in a happy frame of mind.
I had no opposition as Councilmen.
| George Alma Byrum and J. Ed
] win Bufflap, candidates for re-elec
j tion as Couneilmen-at-large, had no
] opposition up to Wednesday mom
i ing when The Herald went to press.
Unless some announcements are
j made very shortly, it appears that
! the office of members of the Board
!of Public Works will go abegging.
Up to Wednesday only three mem
bers of this five-man board have
announced their candidacy for re
election. These were A. B. Harless,
Philip McMullan and Thomas Bv
rum. DC. J. A. Powell, incumbent,
has not filed due to his health and
W. J. Yates will not seek the of
fsince b"’""' rrmninted Pi-O
Chief of Edenton. Rumors have
, been going the rounds that some
: other candidates will file for the
Bosml of Public Works, hut no an
nouncements were made by. the
time The Herald went to presa