North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XlV.—Number liT
Members Board Os Public
Works Declare Platform!
c?'e - election To Office
Say Electric Rates Com- j
pare Favorably With
Other Towns
Accumulation Not Suf
ficient For Expansion
J. iHL Conger, O. B. Perry and Ged
des Potter, all three members of the
Board of Public Works seeking re
election in the May 6 election, this
week signed a platform on which I
they ire asking to be returned to of- |
fice'by Edenton voters.
The platform, having seven 1
“planks”, is more or less in answer 1
to a recent letter appearing in The
Herald, written by R. C. Holland, in I
which the suggestion was made that I
prospective candidates answer a
group of pertinent questions.
The platform as submitted to The J
Herald by the three Board of Public
Works incumbents follows:
“To the people of the Town of
Edenton, as candidates for election
to the office of Public Works we wish
to announce the platform on which ;
we seek reelection. ,
“I—We believe that our rates are .
not high and that they will compare ‘
favorably with other towns in this
area that operate under similar con- ■
ditions. *
“2—lt is our policy as candidates
for reelection to the Board of Public j
Works to make reductions in rates
wherever possible and at the same .
time maintain the Department in a .
sound and economic condition.
“3 —We wish to call attention to
the two years in which the consumers
of electricity have been given one
month’s electric bill free, which
amounts to a 12% yearly reduction.
“4 —We do not believe that the
ratee for electricity and water should
he designed to accumulate large sur
ges and we call to your attention
’ ’act that it has taken the public
Jf i-’s twenty-one (21) years to ac
ulate $50,000.00 This sum is not
ouffirient to carry out our expansion
program in our plant as now planned,
nor do we believe the Board of Pub
(Continued on Page Five)
Canvassers Working
To Raise SBOO Goal In
County Cancer Drive
Mrs. Nathan Dail Ap
peals For Generous
Workers this week are canvassing
in Edenton in an effort to raise funds
with which to fight cancer, and
while no report was available when
The Herald went to press, Mrs.
Nathan Dail, Chairman of the drive
in Chowan County, appeals to the
citizens throughout the county to be
as liberal as possible. The goal for
Chowan County is SBOO, and Mrs.
Dail is hopeful that this amount will
be raised. The drive will close in
Edenton next Saturday, but Miss
Rebecca Colwell, who is in charge
of the rural section of the county,
says two weeks will be required in
order to cover the territory, so that
her report will be a week later.
Aside from the house-to-house can
vass, Mrs. Dail has placed a number
of containers: about town, which it
is hoped will help swell the contri
In commenting upon the drive,
Mis. Dail says no one is safe from
cancer, for statistics show that the
disease strikes on the average of one
out of every two families.
“This inhuman enemy of the
family respects no one,” says Mrs.
Dail. “It strikes young and old, rich
and poor alike. Its victims are mo
thers, fathers and children. Cancer
is the greatest and crudest killer of
American women between the ages of
35 and 56.”
Despite the fact that one in eight
living Americans is today destined to
die of cancer, this loss of life can be |
jig : 'nted, according to the American
» Society* though the fight
ill Jc t 'ln: disease costs money.
j are necessary to continue
r scientific research, treatment of cases
and education.
In event any person has been miss
ed by the canvassers, Mrs. Dail says
contributions will be gladly received
in the old Ziegler building, where
the Junior Woman’s Club is now hav
ing an art exhibit.
~ Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, April fgf 1947.
|_ Featured _J
Citizens of Edenton will be in
terested to know that the Cupola
House is pictured in the May is
sue of Holiday magazine in a
double-page cartograph featuring
America's most historic homes.
The magazine’s more than 600,-
000 readers are told that the
house is located at 408 South
Broad Street in Edenton. The
famous cupola and 18th century
memorabilia are displayed.
Rat Killing Campaign
Will Get Under Way
Friday OfThis Week
Distribution Stations In
County Named By
Death sentence has been passed
and Friday, April 18, set as execution
day for all rats in Chowan County,
announces “Judge” C. W. Overman,
County Agent. Plans are all set for
a rat killing campaign to be staged
on Friday of this week.
Fortified red squill is the killing
agent being used in mixing the bait.
Bait is being mixed in 3 pound pack
ages and 1% pound packages. Com
plete instructions are furnished with
each package. Fresh fish is one of
the ingredients used in the bait and
it will spoil. Therefore, it is nec
essary that bait be picked up prompt
ly from the station and put out that
Distribution stations will be as
Gliden Community—A. T. Perry’s
Store and L. C. Briggs’ Store.
Ryland Comunity—G. A. Hollowell’s
Store, Beecher Ward’s Store and
Hughes Bunch.
Center Hill Community—Bunch &
Boyce Store.
Cross Roads Community—R. H.
Hollowell’s, Mrs. T. Carroll Byrum’s,
Ralph K. Hollowell’s and Dick
Rocky Hock Community—Henry
Bunch’s Store.
Enterprise Community Walter
Miller’s Store and Charlie Dixon’s
Advance Community Clarence
Lupton’s and Woodrow Lowe’s,
i Edenton—Leary Bros. Storage Co.
Yeopim—Neal Hobbs’ Store.
Those persons listed for orders have
been mailed a notice telling them
which station to get their bait. Two
or three extra packages of bait will
be placed at each station for the bene
fit of those wHS forget or wait too
late. Orders will be taken in the
County Agent’s office through Friday.
Get your orders in if you want to
execute any rats on your place. Bait
will be distributed between the hours
of 3:00 and 6:00 o’clock Friday. Be
On Time!
Rotary Club Will
Entertain Teachers
At Meeting Tonight
Sam Bundy of Farmville
Will Be Principal
Teachers in both the city and coun
ty administrative units, as well as
Rotary Anns, will be guests of the
Edenton Rotary Club tonight (Thurs
day) when the club observes Ladies’
Night. The affair will be held at the
American Legion headquarters in the
officers’ club at the Edenton Naval Air
Station, starting at 7 o’clock.
An interesting program has been
arranged by John A. Holmes and C.
W. Overman, the program commit
tee, a feature of which will be an ad
i dress by Sam Bundy, secretary of the
Farmville Chamber of Commerce. The
banquet takes the place of the regu
lar meeting at 1 o’clock, so that every
member of the club is urged to be
present. The meal will be served by
members of the American Legion
At last week’s meeting the entire
membership was placed in nomination
for election as president and direc
tors, and the new officers will be duly
elected at next week’s meeting.
The next presidential campaign, as interpreted in Barter
Theatre’s presentation of “State of the Union” is debated by Robert
Pastene, Fred Warriner, Elizabeth Wilson and Larry Gates. The
play, directed by Owen Phillips, was written by Howard Lindsay and
Bussell Crouse and won the 1946 Pulitzer Prize. Sponsored by the
Junior Woman’s Club, “State of the Union” will be presented in the
High School auditorium Wednesday night of next week, starting at
8:30 o’clock.
Women Os County 1
Plan To Take First
Tour Since 1940
Interesting Places Will
Be Visited Thurs
day, May 1
Chowan County Club women will
have their first tour since 1940, it
was announced this week by Miss
Rebecca Colwell, home demonstration
agent. The tour will be held Thurs
day, May 1. Miss Colwell asks club
W'omen planning to go on the tour to
especially notice this date inasmuch
as letters have gone out to the effect
that the date will be Friday, May 2.
The women are scheduled to leave
■ the post office at 7:45 A. M„ or from
Cross Roads at 8 A. M., and are ex
-1 pected to return home about 6 or 6:30
P. M. Each one going on the trip is
! requested to take along a picnic
lunch. The cost of the tour will be
! $6.00, which includes transportation
• and admission fees, and those con
templating the trip are asked to de
; posit SI.OO with Miss Colwell by
Tuesday, April 22. Club members
• and their husbands are invited to
’ make the trip, although the number
c is limited to 36, so that the first 36
who apply will be able to go. If not
' enough club members apply by April
22, the trip will be open to non-mem
' bers if they make reservation.
3 Among the places to be visited on
the tour are Broad Bay Farm, Sea
; Breeze, White Acre, Holly Lodge,
Azalea Gardens and other places of
Sea Breeze Farm
! The gardens, on a point overlooking
1 historic Lynnhaven River, have a pro
’ fusion of continuous, colorful bloom
I with many new and rare old roses
• and tree peonies. The driveways and
1 paths are bordered with azaleas of
' varied hues. A special feature of
• the gardens is a large collection of
' camellias of many varieties. Flower
■ ing and berried shrubs surround the
! farm, as well as magnolia and pecan
! trees. Sea Breeze is the home of the
Misses Hill, and only the gardens will
(Continued on Page Eight)
Progress Shown In
. Cannon Company
Sixteen Men File Appli
‘ cations to Become
Progress is being made in organiz
ing a cannon company in the National
i Guard, Captain William P. Jones,
s commanding officer, reporting that 16
- men have already applied for mem
’ bership. The full strength of the
• company is 101 officers and men,
; though two officers and 30 men will
r be recognized by the Federal govern
l First Lieutenant Jesse Harrell is
. associated with Captain Jones in se
- curing enlistments and both hope the
- required number will soon be enrolled.
; Captain Jones reports one draw
; back in connection with several sign
- ing up. This has to do with the an
; nual encampment, so that some do not
i know (he attitude to be taken by their
f employers in taking this time off.
i Mayor Leroy Haskett has been re
quested to appoint a committee to
5 contact employers in an effort 'to de
i termine if they will be favorable for
- members to attend camp, and further
{ if the time will be counted as their
vacation or not.
“State Os The Union”
Will Be Staged April
23rd At Local School
Group of Prominent Ac
tors Included In Bar
ter Theatre Players
The Barter Theatre of Virginia,
only professional stage organization
in the entire South, will bring a
wealth of stage experience and
Broadway background to Edenton
Wednesday night of next week when
Robert Porterfield's players present
“State of the Union” in the school
auditorium. The play will begin at
8:30 o’clock and indications now
point to a capacity crowd.
In the company of 35, now on its
first winter-spring tour, Porterfield
has drawn from the stage, motion
pictures, radio and television for an
unusually versatile group of profes
sionals. Life Magazine described the
organization as “A Booming Success.”
The founder-director of Virginia’s
unique theatre boasts quite a record
himself. He has appeared on Broad
way in a score of dramas, including
“The Petrified Forest” with Humph
rey Bogart and “Cyrano de Bergerac”
with Walter Hampden. In the movies
he has been in more films than can
be mentioned. These include “Ser
geant York”, with Gary Cooper and
“The Yearling”, with Gregory Peck,
a former Barter player.
Owen Phillips, general stage dir
ector who is on temporary leave to
Broadway, has had a wide range of
stock experience. In addition to
theatrical work in New' York, he has
put in several summers in Abingdon,
Barter’s home base.
Robert Pastene won high praise
(Continued on Page Five)
Program Complete
For BTU Convention
In Aiilander Church
Two Day Session Begins
Friday of This Week;
I Prominent Speakers
The Training Union Department
and the other organizations of the
> Aulander Baptist Church have com
pleted preparations for the two day
convention of the Eastern Regional
Training Union Forces which meets
there Friday and Saturday, April 18-
19. The convention comprises four
sessions opening Friday afternoon at
( 2:55 and closing Saturday afternoon
at 3 o’clock with a banquet Friday
afternoon at 5:45 o’clock.
During the Friday afternoon ses
sion addresses will be made by the
host pastor, the Rev. William P.
Milne and the regional director, John
M. Elliott of Edenton. Conferences
will be conducted by Mrs. R. L. Coun
cilman of Windsor, Mrs. William P.
Milne of Aulander, the Rev. W. C.
Francis of Tyner, and the Junior
memory work drill to be conducted by
Miss Mildred Munden of Edenton.
Special music will be rendered by
Misses Sophia Jones and Margaret
Ann Harris of Elizabeth City, as well
as members of the Manteo Youth
Choir. The Rev. J. L. Jones of
Murfreesboro will lead the singing
for the entire convention and conduct
■ the hymn festival on Saturday after
■ noon.
The Aulander Church will be res
(Continued on Page Seven)
245 Citizens Os Edenton
Ineligible To Cast Ballot
In Town Election May 6th
[ Another Drive |
During the week of May 19-24 l
a drive will he inaugurated in 1
Chowan County to raise a quota
of SI,OOO for the Boy Scouts.
Bobert L. Pratt has been named
chairman of the drive and he is
hopeful that the quota will be
reached. The drive was sched
uled to be held the week of April
28, but was postponed due to the
recent Easter Seal sale and the
cancer drive now in progress.
Lucille Hal! PTincina!
Speaker At Meeting
Edenton Lions Club
Hospital Manager Asks!
For Confidence and ;
Good Will
Miss Lucille Hall, manager of the
Chowan County Hospital, was the
principal speaker at the Lions Club
meeting Monday night, taking for
her subject "The Hospital". Miss
Hall in her remarks emphasized the j
need of a hospital in Chowan, the I
part it has to play in modern society ]
and the value to the community. She
stated that since the war the United
States has become public health mind
ed, referring to the fact that as the
result of physical examinations of
potential soldiers it was revealed
that we were really a nation greatly
in need of physical improvement, and
that the cry in North Carolina today
is that our No. 1 need is good health.
Miss Hall stated that, according
to Dr. W. S. Rankin, head of the
Duke Endowment, there are 40,000
people in the area surrounding Chow
an Hospital to whom the local hos
pital should give hospital care. The
Medical Care Commission estimates
that the minimum number of hospital
beds for any area is four beds per
1,000 population, thus with 40,000
people to serve, the Chowan Hospital
should - eventually have 160 beds.
“Or,” Miss Hall stated, “if we pro
gress to the ideal situation and have
a hospital in every county, our hos
pital should have approximately 100
Miss Hall said that potential bed
space at the hospital is 80 beds, al
lowing 25 square feet per bed and
that if the need should increase en
ough space is easily available to have
a total of 100 beds. She pointed out
that the cost to build and equip a new
(Continued on Page Five)
Distinguished Guest
Speaker At Opening
Os New Club House
i Junior Woman’s Club
Meet In Headquar
ters at Base
At the first meeting in the new
. Junior Woman’s Club headquarters at
■ the Edenton Naval Air Station, the
■ members were privileged to have as
I guest speaker Mrs. Charles Doak of
i Raleigh, who is the executive secre
tary of the North Carolina Federation
■ of Woman’s Clubs. Mrs. Doak is also
editor of the North Carolina Club
woman Magazine and contributes an
article in the Sunday edition of the
News and Observer every week.
Mrs. Doak addressed the club on
“The Activities of the Federation.”
Her informal talk was both delight
fully humorous and highly informa
tive. She stated that the general fed
eration of women’s clubs is the larg
est organization of its kind in the
country and extends, of course, to
foreign countries as well. There are
1,700 clubs in the United States with
a membership of 3,000,000. The
president of the federation, Mrs. La-
Fell Dickinson, is frequently called to
the White House for consultation con
cerning such matters as reform,
health measures, etc. She also stress
ed the importance of having a club
here, where one was so needed. In
reminding her hearers that this sec
tion is where civilization in this coun
try began, she warned not to let the
(Continued on Page Six)
$1.50 Per Year.
Names Do Not Appear
On Proper Registra
tion Books
Books Now In Hands of
Registrars In Vari
ous Wards
With the municipal election May 6
only 18 days off, it will be of interest
to know that as the result of a check
of the town’s registration books there
are 245 people who are not properly
registered and, of course, will be de
nied the privilege to vote in the elec
tion of Town officials to serve for the
next two years.
Some of the people have never been
registered on the Town registration
' books and, of course, many of then*
have moved from one ward to another
j since they last voted in a Town elec-
Os this number 33 are in the First
| Ward, 31 in the Second Ward, 83 in
[ the Third Ward and 98 in the Fourth
Ward. For this reason, voters in all
wards should make sure their names
are on the proper books if they desire
to cast a vote in the election.
Registration- hooks are now in the
hands of the Registrars and those
i who are eligible to vote will be prop
j erly recorded if they contact the Reg
; istrar of the ward in which they live.
The Registrars are as follows:
First Ward—J. J. Long.
Second Ward—O. C. Davis.
Third Ward—L. S. Byrum.
Fourth Ward—J. Paul Holoman.
It will be recalled that at the last
Town election quite a few people went
to the polls to vote, but were in
formed that their names were not on
the registration books and, of course,
they were deprived of the privilege of
voting. For that reason citizens who
are not absolutely certain that they
are properly registered should contact
the Registrar in their respective
wards as soon as possible.
In the election a Mayor, a Treas
urer, a Councilman from each of the
four wards, two Councilmen-at-lurge
and three members of the Board of
Public Works will be elected to office.
Up to the time The Herald went to
press no further candidates announced
for office. At present there are 17
candidates in the race for the 10 of
fices to be filled. Considerable inter
est is gradually developing in the
forthcoming election, so that a good
vote is anticipated.
First Night Ball
Game Os Season
On Tuesday Night
High School Team Will
Cross Bats With Co
lumbia at 8 O’clock
Edenton high School’s baseball
team will play its first night game of
! the season Tuesday night of next
week when the Aces cross bats with
Columbia High School at 8 o’clock on
Hicks Field. Coach Tex Lindsay says
Columbia has a strong outfit this
year, so that a good game is antici
The Aces are scheduled to play
’ their fifth conference game Friday of
! this week, when they meet Kinston on
the latter’s diamond. To date the
Aces have broken even in conference
1 play, winning two and losing two
1 games. Victims of the Aces were
Kinston and Tarboro, while Roanoke
1 Rapids downed the Aces in both
! games played.
Coach Tex Lindsay expresses some
, concern in connection with the Kins
ton game Friday in that he is con
fronted with a transportation prob
lem. , He lacks enough cars to take
the boys to Kinston, so that he is ap
pealing* for volunteers to drive or
1 loan their cars to transport the squad.
Anyone desiring to cooperate is re
quested to contact Mr. Lindsay at
once. ,
Reservations at Hotel Astor were
received by a group of local Legion
, naires and their wives late last week
for the national Legion Convention in
i New York August 29,' 30, 31 and Sep
tember 1.
The group who plan to attend the
convention includes Mr. and Mrs., R.
L. Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Chest
nutt and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Yates.

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