Volume XlV.—Number 11.
»Now In Operation;
12 Patients listed
Opened Saturday Morn
ing; Heat Soon For
Hundreds of people on Friday af
ternoon visited the Chowan County
Hospital at the Edenton Naval Air
Station between 3 and 5 o’clock when
the institution was formally opened.
With everything in readiness, the
first patient, Mrs. Velma Irene Bate
man, was admitted at 9:30 Saturday
morning, and according to Miss Lu
cille Hall, business manager, up to
Wednesday morning there have been
12 patients admitted, two of whom
have already been discharged.
Os the 12 patients, four have under
gone operations, these being Mrs. C.
C. Osborne, Elton Bail and Hoskins
Bass for appendicitis and Mrs. Allie
Green for hernia.
The hospital is equipped with 11
bassineta, but up to Wednesday
morning no births had been reported.
Heating equipment for the nurses’
quarters has arrived, and it is hoped
the building will be heated by the lat
ter part of this week. In the mean
time, the nurses are living in the pri
vate rooms in the hospital.
Ed Habit Candidate
In May 6th Election
J. H. Conger Definitely
Not a Candidate For
Another candidate for one of the
Town offices to be filled in the May
6 Democratic Primary election ma
terialized this week when Ed Habit
tnounced his candidacy for Council
in-at-large. At present Jordan
ates and J. Edwin Bufflap are the
two Councilmen elected at large. Up
to Wednesday three candidates have
filed with Town Clerk R. E. Leary,
these being George Twiddy in the
Third Ward. Frank Holmes in the
First Ward and Mr. Habit.
Though they have not filed, Mayor
I-eroy Haskett has let it be known
that he definitely will be a candidate
for re-election as Mayor. J. H. Con
ger on Wednesday put at rest rumors
that he will be a candidate for Mayor,
when be informed The Herald that he
has no intention of running for the
office, but that he will seek re-elec
tion as a member of the Board of
Mr. Habit, the latest candidate,
once before sought the office of
Councilman in the Second Ward, but
Town Council at its April meeting
will officially call the election and ap
point registrars and judges of elec
Aside from Mayor Haskett, none of
the other members of Town Council
have expressed their intention in the
Enrollment For Blue
Cross Starts Monday
Plan Endorsed By Hos
pital Officials and
Citixeas of Edenton and Chowan
County will be given an opportunity
to enroll in the Hospital Saving As
sociation of Chapel Hill next Monday
through Friday, March' 17-21. In
dividuals, families grid business firms
beeptne member* of the Chapel
HOI Bfoe Cross Plan, a nonprofit hos
pital service program that provides
essential hospital service in time of
The plan, which gives hospital and
medical coverage at a minimum cost,
is being sponsored by the Chowan
hospital, which opened last week.
The campaign will be under the dir
ection of A. R. Strickland, supervisor
* the Hospital Saving Association’s
. is tern District Jesse W. Jomp will
ssist in the enrollment.
Information about the campaign
and literature on the Chapel Hill Blue
Cross Plan 'nil be available at an en
rollment booth at the Joseph Hewes
The Hospital Saving Association of
North Carolina was chartered under
the laws of the state as a non-stock
nonprofit public service to people of
small means. It was the tangible
result of more than two years of
•tody by a committee of outstanding
• Continued on Page Eight)
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A NOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY,
Local Clubs Observe
National 4-H Week
All 4-H clubs in Chowan County
held chapel programs last week in
observance of National 4-H Club
Week. Assistant County Agent Rob
ert Marsh explained what the 4-H
Club is and its objectives.
Regulations were passed out for
the corn and peanut projects, and
with them self-addressed cards, so
that any boy interested in either con
test may return the card signed by
himself and his father.
Mr. Marsh expressed the belief that
several new boys will join the 4-H
Club as the result of the meetings
with the boys from 10 through 20
Schedules 5 Games
On Local Diamond
Triplets Looking For
ward to Spring Train
With recruits of the Binghamton
baseball club scheduled to arrive
March 22 and 23, Mayor Leroy Has
kett this week received from Leon
Hamilton, general manager of the
Triplets, a tentative schedule of
While the schedule calls for 22 ex
hibition games, only five are booked
to be played in Edenton, though there
are four or five open dates. During
the exhibition games Binghamton will
play Norfolk, Wake Forest College,
Rocky Mount, Hartford, New Bern,
Durham, Greensboro, Wilkes-Barre,
Trenton and Raleigh.
Games scheduled to be played in
Edenton are as follows:
April 4—Binghamton vs. Wake
April 15—Binghamton vs. Rocky
April 6—Binghamton vs. Norfolk.
April B—Binghamton vs. Hartford.
April 13—Binghamton vs. Norfolk.
Newspaper clippings received by
Mayor Haskett reflect no little inter
est on the part of the New York team
in returning to Edenton for spring
training, comment being made by
sports writers about the infield get
ting its “face lifted,” as well as the
new dugouts. The Triplets have con
structed a new batting cage which has
been shipped for use in batting drills.
Recruits and club officials while in
Edenton will make their headquarters
at Hotel Joseph Hewes.
Drive For Members
March 31 To April 5
Hoped Many Will Join
At Concert Friday
With the week of March 31 to April
5 set as the time for enrolling in the
Community Concert Association, offi
cials are hoping that many will join
the organization Friday night when
the final concert of this season will
be presented in the school auditorium.
A table will be provided in the hall,
so that memberships can be received.
Very little trouble waa experienced
to secure enough members for the
series of concerts which will end Fri
day night, and it is hoped that for
the next series even more will join,
thus enabling the booking of higher
. Memberships may be taken any
time before the campaign, but April
wIlL be the latest data anyone will
be able to Join in order to attend the
next series of concerts.
lunior Woman’s Club
Planning Art Exhibit
Entries For Affair Will
Be Taken Through
An an exhibit is scheduled to be
Jield in Edenton April 13 to 19, spon
sored by the Junior ‘V/oman’s Club.
Entries for the exhibit will be ac
cepted through April 9 by Mrs. Frank
Holmes, Mrs. Gordon Price or Mrs.
For further information concern
ing the exhibit, those interested are
requested to phone 386-W2 or 384-J.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 13,1947.
Joe A. Webb, Jr., Is I
Named Manager Os
Funds Will Be Raised
By Selling Season
Graham IJyrum, president of the
Edenton Baseball Club, and the direc- 1
tors met in the Court House Monday
night, at which time Joe Webb, Jr., ,
was chosen as manager of the Colo- <
nials for the coming season. The
group was unanimous in the selection ,
of Mr. Webb, who agreed to serve as (
skipper of the club when contacted
Tuesday afternoon by President By- ,
Mr. Webb is well known in base- ]
ball circles in the eastern part of the ,
State. He is a former Edenton High ’
School star in both baseball and foot- 1
ball, and has played on former strong ;
Edenton baseball teams. He is a stu
dent of baseball and will not be new (
at the helm of a club, for he has
served in similar capacity in the ,
Coastal Plain League.
With the problem of a manager ,
settled, the directors at the meeting
discussed finances and decided that
instead of asking for donations or
selling stock, a drive be inaugurated
to sell season tickets for $13.50.
Thirty home games will be scheduled,
so that the season tickets, aside from
helping finance the club before gate
receipts come in, will mean a saving
of $1.50 to the purchaser.
Mr. Byrum stated that the calibre
of players to be hired will depend
largely on the response to the sale of
the season tickets, so that It is hoped
1 many fans will buy the tickets. Quite
a few outstanding players were dis
cussed at the meeting, though their
1 names were not made public.
Prospects appear bright for a fast
team again this year, and officials are
of the opinion that with Binghamton
training here, coupled with improve
ments made at the ball park, interest
in the national pastime will eclipse
last season's record..
Aside from Mr. Byrum, other di
rectors of the Edenton Club are J. P.
Partin, Earl Goodwin, David Holton,
Henry Cuthrell, J. Clarence Leary,
Marvin Wilson and L. S. Byrum.
Large Number At
Deacon Club Party
Former Governor J. M.
Around 200 Wake Forest alumni ,
and friends gathered at Colerain
1 Tuesday night for a delicious barbe-
I cue chicken dinner. Hosts were four
Colerain alumni, Melvin Perry, Tom
Belch, Joe Jenkins and Elliott Har
rell, who welcomed the guests.
The club is a new organization in
this district, although there are sim
ilar ones in other sections of the
State. The purpose o£ the club is to
raise funds for physical education at
college. There are between 2,600 and
3,000 members throughout the State
Walter Holton, president, made a
very entertaining toastmaster, intro- ,
ducing the distinguished guests. Rep- ,
resentatives from the various de
partments of the college were recog- 1
nized, among them Coach Jim Weaver
and Prof. J. G. Carroll, who made ,
In an informal speech by former .
Governor J. M. Broughton, he praised .
the spirit of the college, its traditions j
and ideals, and the bond of fellow
ship which prevails among its stu- ,
dents. He cited the achievements of ■
Wake Forest men during the recent j
war and expressed the belief that the (
Christian education received there ,
may lead the world to peace and pros- ,
perity., Mr. Broughton also has faith j
in the hope that the proposed expan- ,
sion of the college will play a part in
making this the greatest nation of the
Boy Scout Executive i
Lions Gub Speaker !
Bill Warren, Boy Scout Field
Executive, was the principal speaker '
at the Lions Club meeting Monday
night, being introduced by P. S. Mc-
Mullan, chairman of the West Albe- .
marie District. Mr. Warren spoke on ;
Scouting, emphasizing its value to
Mr. McMullan also spoke briefly
relative to re-chartering Troop 170,
which was sponsored by the Lions
Club. A vote was deferred until the
next meeting regarding the club’s |
desire to continue as sponsor.
Foxhole Ballet Last !
Os Concert Series
Friday, March 14th
Famous Group Expected
To Draw Capacity
In the high school auditorium Fri
day night at 8:15 o’clock the Foxhole
Ballet will present the third and final
concert of the season sponsored by
the local Community Concert Asso
The Foxhole Ballet consists of sev
en top-ranking well-known solo danc
ers headed by Grant MouradofT and!
two famous concert pianists. Moura- •
doff was at one timp premier danseur
of the Metropolitan Grand Opera,
later of the Paris Grand Opera, and
of the Ballet Russo uc Monte Carlo, j
The four ballerinas are Sonia Woici-j
kowska, Virginia Richardson, Zoya
Leporska and Rosa Tv Hand. The
male dancers are Grant Mouradoff,
George Toma! and Richard Thomas.
The two pianists are Victoria Cran
dall and Moreland Kortkhrnp. The
costumes were designed by Poboujin
sky and executed by Karinska.
Sonia Woicikowaka first came to
America as prima ballerina with the
Polish ballet at the World’s Fair and
later became premiere danseuse with
the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Virginia Richardson, a musical com- ’
edy favorite, has appeared in many
hit Broadway productions. Zoya
Leporska has been solo dancer with
the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo for
two years, while Rosa Rolland was
a principal dancer with the Metro
politan Opera Company Ballet.
George Tomal was a leading male
dancer in “Polonaise” and “Marinka”,
and Richard Thomas was with Mia
Slavenska in her latest success, "Song
The Foxhole Ballet takes its name
from the fact that it was the first
dance unit organized to play to Amer
ican troops overseas. Sent abroad in
November, 1944, under the auspices
of USO-Camp Shows, for a six
months’ tour, the group first went
to Italy appearing all the way from
Sicily, Palermo, Naples and Rome to
Pisa and Florence, then moved on to
France, Belgium and Germany.
Everywhere the G. I. response was
“terrific” and the length of the or
iginal tour was almost doubled.
Back home in the autumn of 1945, ‘
the Foxhole Ballet played last season !
a long sold-out, cross-country tour
from Coast-to-Coast of over ninety '
engagements. American civilians and '
home-folks eagerly applauded the
Ballet our American soldiers cheered :
Friday night’s program is expected
to draw another capacity house and,
as in previous concerts, only those
will be admitted who have member
Alumni Os (I. N. C.
Will Meet March 24
Public Invited See Free
Pictures of Sugar
Frank Holmes, president of the
Chowan County Alumni Association
of the University of North Carolina, ,
announced this week that moving pic- 1
tures of the Carolina-Georgia Sugar 1
Bowl football game will be shown in ‘
the high school auditorium Monday j
night, March 24, at 8:30 o’clock. The
public is cordially invited to see the !
picture. There will be no charge, so
that it is hoped many will attend. (
Mr. Holmes also stated that prior '
to showing the picture a meeting of ,
Chowan County alumni will be held
m the school library, starting at 7 ■
o’clock. J. Marion Saunders, secre
tary of the General Alumni Associa
tion, will speak at this meeting, and '
it is hoped Coach Carl Snavely or 1
Crowell Little, halfback coach, will !
also attend. '
This will be the first meeting of the '
Chowan alumni since 1940, so that all
alumni are urged to attend the meet
ing, and the general public is cor
dially invited to see the Sugar Bowl
John A. Moore, Jr., '
Member Os Phi Psi J
John A. Moore, Jr., son of Mr. and ,
Mrs. J. A. Moore, was among 32 ;
leading students in the State College ,
School of Textiles to be inducted into
membership of Phi Psi this week.
Phi Psi is the largest honorary textile
fraternity in the nation, the principal
objectives being to foster advance
ment of the textile industry and to
promote friendly relations among its
| Performs Friday j
Above is pictured Grant Moura
doff, one of the performers in the
Foxhole Ballet at the Edenton
school auditorium Friday night.
Apar In Edenton j
Wednesday, April 23
Junior Woman’s Gub
Sponsoring “State of
Ederton’s Junior Woman’s Club
will sponsor the Broadway hit, “State
of the Union,’’ presented by the world
famous Barter Players of the Barter
Theatre of Virginia, on April 23 at
the Edenton High School auditorium.
Barter, described as “the most in
teresting theatre in America,” by the
New York Daily Mirror, was founded
in 1933 at Abingdon, Va. Started as
a measure for helping New York ac
tors through a lean summer, this
unique institution, nurtured by the
idealism of Virginia-born Robert Por
terfield, has grown into a full, year
round professional company that Life
Magazine has howled as “a booming
Robert Porterfield has a permanent
or winter company of 35 of the most
versatile professional actors in the
country, selected from among the
hundreds who were members of the
summer organization at Abingdon.
When the organization moves from
one town to another, five vans are re
quired to transport the sets, cos
tumes, lighting equipment and per
sonal effects. These, in addition to
the bus and private cars for the ac
tors, constitute quite a caravan.
The Barter Players recently com
pleted a six-week tour of the deep
South, carrying the story of Virginia’s
State Theatre, the first of its kind in
America, to the other sections of the
South through dramatic illustration.
Lester Jordan Sips
Up With Dunn Club
At Hotel Joseph Hewes
Baseball fans in Edenton will be
interested to leSm that Lester Jor
dan, pitching ace of the Edenton Col
onials, on Sunday signed a contract
to hurl for the Dunn teem in the
Tobacco State League. Papers were
signed Sunday at Hotel Joseph
Hewes, when J, E. Jackson, president
of the Dunn baseball club, completed
negotiations with the local star.
Jordan was a mounds rrtaft for the
Toronto, Eastern League, team last
year before returning to play with
Edenton. He Kras a vital factor in
helping Edenton win the 'league
championship and held the unique
record- of hurling 60 scoreless In
nings. Local fans will watch with
interest his work in the Tobacco State
Free Picture Tuesday
Night At High School
In connection with the Blue Cross
enrollment next week, a picture will
be presented in the high school audi
torium Tuesday night at 8 o’clock.
The public is cordially invited to see
the picture, which is free and should
be of interest to local people in that it
deals with a community just opening
a hospital, as is the case in Edenton.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
The regular meeting of Unanimity
Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., will be
held tonight (Thursday) at 8
AH members are urged to attend.
■isi.so Per Year
Many Matters Hold
In Long Session
Requests Made For Girl
Scout Hut and Fence
Faced with various requests, Town
Council held a lengthy meeting Tues
daynight, the first in several mon'hs
in which the lease of the Edenton
Naval Air Station did not consume
any of the time.
A delegation from the Pan nt-
Teacher Association, sponsors of the
Girl Scouts, requested space on Hicks
Field for the purpose of building a
I but for the Girl Scouts. Mayor Has
j kett requested Graham Byrum and
| Jordan Yates to investigate the pro
position to determine what land is
j available for the purpose.
Another delegation from the colored
! Woman's Club, with the Rev. S. N.
i Griffith as spokesman, asked the
; town to erect a fence around a col
jo red playground on Hicks Field. No
I estimate of the cost was submitted,
jso that Messrs. Byrum and Yates,
playgrounds commissioners, were ask
ed to contact members relative to
the cost involved.
Dr. S. V. Lewis appeared before
the Board, in the interest of inaugu
rating a rat control program in Eden
ton. Dr. Lewis was highly compli
mented by Mayor Haskett relative to
his work in Edenton. Dr. Lewis plans
to secure a director of the State Rat
Control Committee to com© to Eden
ton and explain in detail the program.
The Councilmen supported Chief of
Police George I. Dail’s recommenda
tion to install blinker lights on Bro-d
Street and a stop light at Broad and
Queen streets to curb speeding.
An ordinance was also adopted hav
ing as its object curbing auction
sales by traveling individuals or con
cerns. The ordinance calls for a li
cense fee of S3OO for each month or
fraction thereof and filing a bond of
SI,OOO. The ordinance is directed at
fly-by-night individuals who buy up
inferior merchandise and sell in a
hurry and leave town.
Fire Chief R. K. Hall reported four
Are alarms during February, with
damage amounting to $25.
The Councilmen passed a motion re
questing the Board of Public Works
to turn over the vacated building on
Broad Street to the Street Depart
Harold Webb Speaks
At Jr. Woman’s Club
Reports Presented Cov
ering Various Acti
vities of Gub
At their regular meeting Wednes
day the Junior Woman’s Club had as
its guest speaker the winner of the
recent oratorical contest, Harold
Webb, who repeated his speech on the
subject, “Is World Government the
Path to Peace?” The club sponsored
the contest and presented him the
medal which his ability and forceful
delivery won for him.
Mrs. Frank Holmes, chairman of
the Fine Arts and Drama Committee,
announced the forthcoming appear
ance of the Barter Players in Eden
ton, who will present the play “State
of the Union,” sponsored by the chib.
She also announced that her commit
tee is arranging for an art exhibit to
be held April 13-19.
Mrs. Rupert Goodwin reported that
the Town has consented to install the
equipment on the new playground.
Mrs. Jack Mooney read an article
from the Clubwoman Magazine, writ
ten by Mrs. George Marshall, State
chairman of cancer control, concern
ing the cancer drive which will be
conducted in April. Stressing the Im
portance of this drive, Mrs. Mooney
stated that statistics show that more
people died of cancer in recent years
than were killed in the last war. The
slogan of the organization is “one in
eight will die of cancer.”
Mrs. Meredith Jones reported that
the club building at the base is ready
for furniture arrangement and will
soon be in use.
The club heard a brief address by a
representative of the Chapel Hill Blue
Cross concerning group hospitaliza
tion, encouraging enrollment for all
for the good of the community.
J. B. WEBB IMPROVING
J. B. Webb, prominent Chowan
County farmer, who has been critic
ally ill for several weeks, is gradu