Volume XIV. —Number 14.
Four More Candidates Put
Hats In Ring For Offiee In
► municipal Election May 6
Clyde Hollo well Out For
Councilman In Fourth
E. & W. ANNOUNCE
RegisL ation Books Said
To Be In Deplorable
Foiir m candidates for office in
the m i pa! Democratic primary
election to he held May 6 announced
their caudal rcy this week. Three of
the candidates comprise the entire
present Komi of Public Works, J. H.
Conger, D. B Perry and Geddes Pot
ter. No other candidate has announ
ced his intention so seek office on this
The other candidate to announce
that he will be a candidate is Clyde
HoTlowell. one of the owners of the
Triangle Ci tv ice Station. Mr. Hol
lowell is seeking the office as Council
man from the Fourth Ward, now
filled by Walter M. Wilkins. Mr.
Wilkins has not intimated if he will
be a candidate or not. He fills the
important posistion of chairman of
the Finance Committee.
Mr. Holiowell has been joint owner
of the Triangle Service Station for
12 years and it is his first bid for
public offi .e.
Up to th •' time of going to press
this week there were three contests
in the offing. These are for Mayor,
with the incumbent, Mayor Leroy
Haskett, and J. L. Wiggins, a for
mer Mayor, as candidates. The other
two contests were in the First Ward,
where I. Clarence Leary, incumbent,
and Frank Holmes are candidates,
and tffc («■, Councilmen-at large, for
which W. .1. Yates and .1. Edwin Buf
flap, incumbents, and Ed Habit are
Thus fav no announcements for
ididacy have been made for treas-
r. wh *i filled by Henry Card-1
;yi<l Second Ward Councilman,j
ailed bj Graham Hyrum. In the j
Third Ward, George Twiddy is the
~ldy ami" meed candidate. .1. P. Par-!
tin is tin- iicumbent in this ward. In;
lie Fourth Ward Mr. Hollow ell ,> the i
only eandidati thus far.
Machine;! for tho election will be
set lip To- day light when Town
Council rinois. at . i-h the election
will be dll :.t ly railed and legist rars
ami judges ~f election appointed. It
is •■eTtaiii tiiat the attention of the
• ounciliwon will In- called to the de
ferable • i.ditioij es tiie Town's reg
istration hooks, some comment.being
heard that it would be advisable to j
all for i new registration. Nanas
of citizens are still on the books who.
have been dead for as much as 2u '
years, it is stated, some are no longer
residents and still others have been
deprived ■ f the right to vote because !
their names could not he found on the j
AT NATIONAL CONVENTION j
Miss Goldie Layton is this week at- '
tending the national convention of the 1
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Com
pany at Columbus, Ohio. Miss Layton
was awarded this trip by; the Farm
Bureau Company in appreciation of
her high pi eduction standing in sale
of Farm Bureau insurance.
HOLLAND DIRECTS PERTINENT QUESTIONS
TO BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS CANDIDATES
Believes Candid Answers Should Be Made By All
Candidates Seeking Office; Policy Subject For
Discussion Among Many Citizens
With 12 candidates already in the
field for the 11 city offices to be filled
in the Democratic Primary Election
on May , 6, R. C. Holland this week
submitted a letter to The Herald
aimed primarily at prospective can
didates for the Board of Public
Works. Five pertinent questions are
« asked regarding the policy of opera
tion of the Board of Public Works,
which Mr. Holland says, have been
reason for nc little comment upon the
li-' /t of many interested citizens and
h he believes should b|e answered
jlMjy ifospective candidates.
Up Me. Holland’s letter follows:
'‘To the Prospective Candidates for
Board of Public Works:
• “Shortly you will be offering your
services to the citizens of Edenton.
It is believed that the voters in con
sidering your qualifications will want
to know through your candidacy an
nouncements your answers to the
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A NOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO TME INTERESTS OF CEtOWAE COUETT,
Susan Thigpen Wins
Superior Rating in
! Music For Fifth Time
Recommended to Parti
cipate For State Hon
ors April 26
Miss Susan Thigpen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thigpen, for the
fifth consecutive time won a Superior
rating in the spring competitive fes
tival of the Northeastern Region of
the North Carolina Federated Music
Clubs held in Windsor Thursday of
Miss Thigpen was one of six piano
pupils of Mrs. L. L. Lewis’ music
Class entered in the contest, playing
Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto. She
was accompanied by Miss Charlotte
Miss Thigpen was rated Superior
by the judge, I’rof. MacDonald, head
of the Music Department at Wake
Forest College. She was also judged
by Prof. MacDonald on her solo num
bers and rated Superior, and was rec
ommended to represent the North
eastern Region in a contest to be held
in Raleigh April 26, the winner of
which will be awarded a scholarship.
Margery Thigpen was given a Su
perior rating by Albertine Summery,
judge, also of Wake Forest, while a
rating of Excellent went to Mike Ma
lone, Clifford Overman and Joan Cobb.
Mary Ann Elliott and Joan Cobb also
were awarded an Excellent rating for
a duet number.
30,000 Easter Seals
Sent Out In County
Funds WiFGo Toward
Aiding Many Crippled
"Ib ip Crippled Children” is the j
message of the ,'IH.UOn Ka~'.<r Sea
mailed to'residents of Chowan County!
by Geddes B. Potter, chairman of c
distribution in Chowan County'- ir-p* ‘
pled childrt ti’s drive.
These lttT.'i, 'ivc stii'kors are i- :i
distributed to provide oppmTuiii so
public subpi.it of its work on In-ha
of crippled and handicapped p. ■ .
Funds are needed for services l e the
.hundred.- of thousands -of criopled
j children in the nation.
Funds raised during li*4T will help
to give .many crippled children the
| services which they need, such as in-1
I dividual instruction in the home and
| in special schools, speech correction,
I hospital care. Convalescent care, sur-
Igery, physical and occupational ther
t apy and curative workshops.
“Our Society does not duplicate the
work of other agencies, public or pri- 1
vote, but is concerned wil-h the unmet
needs of crippled children and handi
capped adults,’’ according to W. J.
Taylor, president of the .Chowan
County League for Crippled Children.!
“1. Do you believe immediate
steps should be taken to reduce elec
tric current rates for domestic con
sumers in order that citizens with
average incomes may be privileged
to have and enjoy the benefits of us
ing electrical appliances, such as re
frigerators, hot water heaters, wash
ing machines, etc.?
“2. Do you believe a policy should
be pursued in fixing both electric and
water rates that contemplates the
charging of the lowest possible rates
within the limits of the collections
for electric current and water used,
and making allowance only for a
reasonable reserve for necessary ad
ditions, replacements,, maintenance ■
and (repairs to buildings, machinery '
“3. Do you believe that a policy i
of rate making for these public ser- 1
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, April 3,1947.
Membership Drive Is
Now Under Way For
Workers Meet Tuesday
Night To Consider
I Next Series
| J AMES WOLFE HERE
Group Considers Sev
| eral Programs to Be
On Monday of this week the Com
munity Concert Association began its
campaign for memberships, which will
continue throughout the remainder of
the week. A meeting of officials and
workers was held in the Court House
Tuesday night, which was attended by
•laities Wolfe, organization director of
Community Concerts, Inc.
It is the hope of the local organiz
ation that I.OiHT members will be en
rolled for. the next series of concerts,
For the first series of concerts,, be
tween 701) ami Si)i) inembers, were se
cured and because of the splendid
concerts schtdtiled and the resultant
amount of interest shown, it is the
belief that more members will he en
rolled in this campaign.
The fact is emphasized that with a
larger membership more celebrated
artists can be scheduled to appear in
Edenton front the long list available.
Those connected with the drive feel
very optimistic regarding the drive,
and are of the opinion that the re
sponse for memberships will go far
beyond last year. The drive will close
at 6 o’clock Saturday afternoon, after
which no more members will be ac
Concerts being considered, depend
ing upon the membership, are the St.
Louis Symphonette, the Apollo Boys’
Choir from Texas and Miss Nadin
Connor, prima donna of the Metro
A meeting of the officers and direc
tors has been called for /Saturday,
night at 8 o’clock in the Court House,
-when the artists will he selected for
.the next Serbs of concerts,
Claud Gaddy Speaker
At B.T.U. Convention
: Baptists of Area Will
Meet In AuJar.cLu"
Baptists of this area, . and mothers !
who have heard him. will in- . ieiv.;-
ed to learn that Claud Gaddy, sec re-'
tary of Christian. Education for the
North Carolina State Baptist ( ■ nvm-.
jt-io.ii, is to bring one of the feature,
' addresses of tin- Eastern Regional:
(Training Union Convention in Aulan
■ der April 18-1!). Mr. Gaddy will
speak during the Saturday afternoon
session, April 11), am the subject, "The
Bible—The Hand Book for Christian
Workers.” He needs no introduction
'to the Baptists of the Chowan and
i West Chowan Associations because of
| the fact that he has on previous oc
casions delighted similar audiences in
this area with his inspiring and inter
esting messages. Mr. Gaddy, by vir
tue of his association with the public
j school system and also the Baptist
'program for the past several years,
j comes with an ideal background to
j discuss the subject assigned. Dele
jgates and those interested in the
Training Union work will look for
ward to hearing Mr. Gaddy.
A program of vocal and instrumen
tal music, addresses, talks, demon
strations, conferences and a play is
(Continued on Page Three)
Practically All Stores
. Closed Easter Monday
According to Peter Carlton, execu
tive secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce, practically all business houses
in Edenton will be closed Easter Mon
day, April 7. A canvass of all mer
chants was made late last week and
with very few exceptions a willing
ness was expressed to observe the day
as a holiday.
Rotarians See Film
“Meet North Carolina”
Rotarians at their meeting last
week adjourned to the Taylor Theater,
where they witnessed the picture
“Meet North Carolina,” presented as
a courtesy of Esso. The film present
ed shots from every section of the
State, which proved very interesting
to those who witnessed it.
1947 Quota In Its
Red Cross Drive
Chairman G. B. Potter
Thanks Patterson and
Fund Chairman Patter
son Officially Closes
Captain L. A. Patterson, chairman
of the Chowan County Red Cross
Fund Raising Drive, reported early
this week that the quota, of $2,50(1
had been reached and that the drive
was officially, closed. According to
reports turned in to Captain Patter
son, contributions amounted to some
what over $2,6011, or about $1 Oil above
!he county’s quota.
In reaching the quota. Gi dih s Pot
ter, chairman of the Chov u.i County
Red Cross Chapter, expressed h;s ap
preciation to Captain Patti tson in di
recting the campaign, as well as his
co-workers and the community at
largo, for the splendid work and co
operation displayed !>v all in this
Captain Patterson, too, extends his
thanks and appreciation to his corps
of assistants in their efforts to reach
the quota, as well as all who made
contributions during the drive. He
would have liked to publish the names
of contributors, but space and news
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Mrs. Nathan Dail
Os Cancer Drive
Canvass For Funds Will
Be Made Week of
M:-. Nathan Dai! In-.-;: named
Chairman of the Cancer drive in
Chowan County. a,..'i a itounc. d that
a canvass will 1> • held • he' week if
Apr" 11-1 ff. Wh'e Mrs. Da- h -
a." receiw <1 a qu-ea- 'for tin; c.
si:-- . ited that !•' gen! v. i' !>■-
nail -ii.i hopes that .amount, wi
read •d. T) ••• a c r dri\. in t ;
an ' ■ inty is. b-in ■' siimisored by :
Jr ■■ W ei i " . a.
"i . nvr has a Coins-.,! <i
a-t ' and ‘’■ fie’ ,e; ■'■ ! • ; •••-.'
m* - '<>?' lift "and happiness shot; !
lie ql p squat concern t.» »*r
Son .: the county;" .-aid Mi . • .
"In ■ ;r slate last :ir .'2,5.81 moil,
won:ii. and child;'. ; fell prey i" tii ■
dis.-a-e. The crut . tragedy a'. >u:
this is file fa l that at least -SOo and
probably as i any a- I<.f mu- ■ ;
deaths were n«edjess. : Early ding-'
.nosis and treatment voted have sav
Mrs. Dai! <:ates that ever situ- • j
1!>22, when cancer deaths in Norti
Carolina numbered 1,208, the trend |
of cancer mortality in the State ha-!
been upward. The l!M(i toll was a:,
increase of 160 over that of the pro
vious year. She is vitally interested
in the drive and 'appeals to. every
citizen in the county -to. contribute
Mrs. Dail. is now .makiiig.up a ]is" j
of canvassers who w ill solicit duCng
the w eek designated.
Grand Master Os
Masons On Visit
To Edenton Lodge
Large Number Expect
ed to Attend Meet
William J. Bundy of Greenville,
' Grand Master of Masons in North
Carolina, will be a distinguished guest
at the meeting of Unanimity Lodge,
No. 7, tonight (Thursday). The prin
, cipal form of entertainment for the
Grand Master will be conferring of
the third degree upon two candidates,
, after which refreshments will be
, served. f
i A goodly number of Masons are
: expected to attend tonight’s meeting,
the entire membership having been
i notified and urged to attend. The
meeting will begin at 8 o’clock, and
visiting Masons are invited.
Judge Morris Convenes
, Spring Term Chowan Court
In Memory C. E. Thompson
Local Games Scheduled
To Be Played April
4,5,6 and 8
With a decided change in the weath
er, officials and recruits of the Bing
hamton and Denver baseball teams
are getting down to real hard train
ing, the mercury going up to provide
baseball weather in Contrast v. itn "lie
football-tv ne weather .experienced
practically ever since their arrival..
Both the first and second string
Triolet teams turned in victories in
their first game Sunday when the
first s ;i: ; I' a o'.-...': Tars
bn the latter’s, diamond. 4 to. 2. On
the sa :e afternoon in Hertford the
second string rookies defeated the
second team of Norfolk bv a score of
11 to 0.
Manager Lefty Gomez accompanied
the team which went to Norfolk,
while Marty McManus directed the
team playing in Hertford.
A goodly number of fans were on 1
hand in Hertford for the game, but
j due to the. chilly weather, many scur
j ried home before the game Was over.
A game is scheduled to be played bn !
Hicks Field Friday afternoon between
j Binghamton and Wake Forest Col-j
lege. On Saturday the Triplets are
j scheduled to meat Rocky Mount on the j
local diamond. On Sunday afternoon '
■ Norfolk is scheduled to play here and '
next Tuesday. April N. Hartford. The ;
| gabies will begin at .2:15 o’clock,
j . ; t
Peter Carlton Named
Gallup Poll Interviewer
Defer (.'arlton, exocuCye secretary
"f the Ed : t m-Chowan Chamber of
Commerce and Mcrchai is A-socia
t!"i:. has bei named am hoi iz.-ff i: •
v " •• ' ' ! ' (ia ■ / 1 1 1 ii.
Chowan County, 11,- wa- tied of
■ ..' In I..Vreni'i Kj !:■
’i • (ii. -o 1 "I i ■ ,j,.
Unerica 1 tluite.of
and ■ • -a ' id
' ■" - ■ past, lii years’, -In !«j
'''' :■ ■■ ' lie (lalb ii I .i a per
Harold Webb Speaker
At Lions ( lub .Meeting
Harold Webb! one of the partici
pants a a recent contest in the Eden- ,
ter; Hi;;!. School, was the principal
speaker at the Lions Club meeting
Monday night, when he presented his
speech on "Is World Government the
Road to Casting Peace?"
The address was very well and for
cibly delivered and at tile conclusion
was greeted w ith a round of applause.
Edmund Sidiwarze introduced James'
Wolfe, who is here aiding in the Com
munity Concert drive. Mr. Wolfe
spoke briefly concerning the drive, j
HOME DEMONSTRATION CLUBS OF ISth
DISTRICT MEET IN EDENTON ON APRIL 10
Very Interesting Program Arranged For Meeting
Which Is Calculated to Attract Many Club
Women From Entire District
Home demonstration clubs of the
Sixteenth District Federation will
meet in Edenton next Thursday, April
10, at the Edenton High School,
which is expected to attract a large
number of club women from all over
An interesting program has been
arranged for the meeting, with Mrs.
W. A. Harrell, president of the Cho
wan Federation of Home Demonstra
tion Clubs, and Mayor Leroy Haskett
scheduled to deliver addresses of wel
come at the morning session. The
response will be made by Mrs. T. C.
Perry, president of the Perquimans
Federation. Greetings will be brought
by Mrs. P. P. Gregory, vice president
of the State Federation; Miss Verna
Stanton, assistant State Home Agent,
and Mrs. Arthur Green, president of
the 16th District Federation. Mrs.
Frank Elliott will sing a solo as a
| feature of the session, and after the
" vv * v ear.
!Pays Tribute to Prede
j cessor At Opening of
| PRAISES GRAHAM
Venire From Bertie Or
dered to Try Negro on
Charge of Rape
Chester Morris, former Solicitor for
the First District, .who last Week was
appointed Judge of Superior Court by
Governor Gregg Cherry to succeed the
; late Judge C. E. Thompson of Eliza
beth City, opened his judicial career
in the ancient Chowan County Court
, House Monday morning as hi* presid
ed over the spring term of court. Im
mediately after calling upon Sheriff
• J. A. Bunch to open court, Judge Mor
ris directed his remarks to Solicitor
. John W. Graham and members of the
"Mr. Solicitor and members of the
' Bar.” he said, "Judge C, E. Thompson
• has been, assassinated and his going
spreads a veil of gloom over the en
tire district. He was a beloved and
j eminent Judge, a friend of every one
who knew him. He was an honest
man, a noble son of God. This court
will be Convened in memory of Judge
Thompson, a friend of the people of
the First District and my friend and
co-worker through a period of years.”
Judge Thompson was scheduled to
! preside iov *r this term of court.
| The Grand Jury was then: selected,
which included J. A. Webb. Jr., fore
; man, Thomas 15. Wood.,'.'Sidney Cam
pen. Thomas J. Hoskins, Jr.. Hender
son Ray I’eele, J. D. Word. X. C. Jor
dan. R. 11. Byrum. Fred 11 - >sk, ns. 11.
iV. Bass. T. Erie Haste. E. K I’rivolt,
.Johnnie Bus-, .1. A. Cii .i'i. M. I’.
, Kerry. C. (', I’riviott. A. i'. Bunch and
■ George C. Hassell.
In beginning his charge :■> the jury,
Judge Morr:.. said ; was gratifying
in him tn begin liis judicial career
within the.wails es tile historic Cho
wan County Court House. "As the
years com,* and go." he said. "1 will
l""k buck ter the milestones to this
• fay. for ‘ my lot to begin ny.ju
d.-"■■! car-- r. in this historic shrine."
Referring uo Solicitor John W. Gra
11ai i. hi . •• vet- who a o was ho
g-iiti t solicitorship career. Judge
M t "Chowan ,nty is .... !„•
.co,. ■ ■; 4 ;;i h.i’ ir./ melt an
•. I :.. :ii c ■ ‘... i • 1. ■ will
he. ;.i ..'standing career." The
•lodge til" ''.-tit e|! • ’i’at no
""in *an ». e i: a 'greater -.parity
a.- • <dj ’or. The ,-I is made,
he saiid. an >v-rth men than any
fina'.’iciai rev. ard.
Judge AC iris then sp,,k,* about the
1 Grand Jure system, teliing the mem
■ bers that there is no higher honor
I than to serve on a Grand Jury, and
that they play a very important part
in the administration of .justice. .
“These an* trying times," he said,
"we have just finished a great war,
but your county is* made up of a high
type of citizenship, and you do not
have as many crimes as in other sec-
J.tions,;. still once lira while, one falls
by the Wayside, Court houses are
now tilled w ith both white and colored
defendants, and there is more money
(Continued on Cage Eight)
business is transacted reports will be
presented from Camden, Chowan,
Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford,
Pasquotank and Perquimans counties.
County Agent C. W. Overman will
lead group singing and at the con
clusion of the meeting lunch will be
At the afternoon session the prin
cipal speaker will be Mrs. Harriet
Pressly, women’s radio news
caster over Station WPTF. Her sub
ject will be “America Cuts the Pat
tern.” She will be presented by Miss
Pauline Smith, Northeastern District
Mrs. Gid Staples of Camden Coun
ty will present a report of the Jane
S. McKimmon Educational Loan Fund
and various committees will make re
Attractive programs, on the cover
of which is printed historical buildings
of Edenton, will be distributed.