North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XlV.—Number 18.
Stage Is Now Set For Town Election
Albemarle League Officials]
Adopt Schedule Os Games
Through Saturday, July 12
Opening Game of Cir
cuit Will Take Place
Sunday, June 1
Edenton Colonials Play
First Game June 2nd
With Hertford
At a meeting of the directors of the
Albemarle League held in Edenton
Monday night it was decided to open
the 1047 season on June 1 and to play
five games per week. A schedule of
games was presented and subsequent
ly adopted, with games through July
12, after which the remainder of the
season's schedule will be drawn up.
Some change in the schedule is no
ticeable in that games in pairs are
arranged, so that the same two teams 1
will oppose each other two days in |
succession. There will be six teams |
again in the league, these being
Edenton. Hertford, Elizabeth City,
Colerain, Windsor and Suffolk.
Though the season opens June 1,
the Edenton Colonials will not play on
the opening day, the initial game
scheduled to be played June 2 on
Hicks Meld with Hertford. The fol
lowing day the Colonials will play in
The directors are scheduled to meet
in Hertford May 26, in order to iron
out all minor details prior to the
league's opening.
John Byrum, manager of the Co
lonials, is very optimistic, over ,tfce
nrospects for another strong team.
raharr Byrum, president of the
.denton Club, as well as Manager
Byrum and several other fans have
been scouting for . players and feel
that they have some very good pros
pects. No statement as to the mem
bers of this year's team would be
made when The Herald went to press.
Each team in the circuit will be al
lowed to hire as many as fine non
resident players.
Baseball fans are rather elated over
the fact that Lester Jordan, ace
moundsman who contributed in large
measure to winning the league cham
pionship ' las year, will again be on
the mound for the Colonials.
Final PTA Meeting
Os Year Tuesday
New Officers of the Or
ganization Will Be
Next Tuesday, May 6, the final
meeting of the year for the Edenton
Parent-Teacher Association will be
held in the school auditorium, start
ing at 3:16. At this meeting the re
cently newly elected officers will be
installed and take over. Mrs. L. A.
Patterson will succeed Mrs. J. Clar
ence Leary as president.
A feature of the meeting will be the
presentation of an operetta, “The Old
Woman Who Lived In a Shoe,” by
members of Mrs. Ernest Swain’s first
In announcing the meeting, Mrs.
Leary urges a full attendance.
Church Women Meet
In Edenton Friday
Announcement is made of a meet
ing of the United Council of Church
Women Friday, May 2, at 4 o’clock in
the Edenton Methodist Church.
This will be a fellowship day for
all Christian women in the com
munity, so that all women are urged
to attend.
Former Local Teacher
Escapes Injury In Texas
Friends in Edenton will be delighted
to know that Miss Sara MacDonald,
a former teacher in the Edenton
school, escaped the horrible tragedy
in Texas City, Texas. Mrs. H. B.
Jones on Monady of this week rec
eived a card from Miss MacDonald
stating that she, as well as a sister
and brother, living in Texas City had
not been injured in the explosions
which killed hundreds of people.
a aouM yxm/UK devoted to ram imtmmmmt* of cmowam oouan
Three Marion Patients
In Chowan Hospital
That the Chowan Hospital is at
tracting attention beyond the con
fines of the county is reflected in the
fact that three persons came from
Marion, N. C., this week to be pa
tients' in the local institution. The
trio includes Mrs. Carrie Yancey for
treatment, James Brown for a tonsil
operation and Mrs. Albert Grayson
for an operation.
On Tuesday Miss Lucille Hall, man
i ager of the hospital, reported 14 pa
tients, and said everything at the
hospital was “going just fine.”
Eight Local Trust
Funds For Upkeep
i Os Cemetery Lots
List Released By Mem
bers of Former Ceme
tery Association
Mrs. R. F. Tuttle and Mrs. E. S.
Norman, for many years connected
with the Cemetery Association, which
I about a year ago deeded Beaver Hill
Cemetery to the Town of Edenton, in
formed The Herald this week that
eight people left in their wills provi
sion for upkeep of cemetery lots,
which trust funds are now available
to the town for the specified purpose.
Those who provided trust funds, as
furnished by the above ladies, are as
Margaret Hunter ______ .i_sloo.oo
D. W. Raper 100.00
Robert Van Deventer 100.00
J. E. Briscoe —,l 150.00
John Ward 100.00
Annie B. Norfleet _: 100.00
John C. Bond 100.00
J. A. Woodard left SSOO to be equ
ally divided between his cemetery lot
in Beaver Hill Cemetery and a lot in
the churchyard beside the Edenton
Baptist Church.
R. F. Elliott Elected
President Os Rotary
George S. Twiddy Is the
New Vice President
Os Club
New officers and directors of the
Edenton Rotary Club were elected at
last week’s meeting, when Richard F.
Elliott was chosen president to suc
ceed C. W. Overman. Gdorge S.
Twiddy was elected vice president,
with the following directors: Earl
Goodwin, R. N. Hines, David Holon,
and John A. Holmes. Twiddy and
Holmes tied for the highest number of
votes for director which determines
the vice presidency, but Mr. Holmes,
a past District Governor, stated that
because he has served in every office
of the club, he desired to withdraw in
favor of Mr. Twiddy as vice president.
The new officers will be installed at
the first meeting in July.
David Holton, chairman of the On
to-San Francisco Committee, reported
progress and the matter of sending a
delegate to the international Rotary
Convention consumed quite a bit of
time. The idea of each member con
tributing $lO toward the expense of
the delegate was discussed and the
club also voted to appropriate $250
toward the expenses. The delegate
was nochosen at Thursday’s meet
At the close of the meeting the new
directors elected Dr. George Craw
ford as secretary and J. L. Chestnutt
as sergeant-at-arms. Dr. Crawford
succeeds R. N. Hines, who has held
the office three years. Thus far the
club, since its organization in 1925,
has had only five secretaries, the late
M. F. Bond, Jr., the late N. K. Rowell,
John A. Holmes, Mr. Hines and Dr.
Eden ton’s Fire' Department was
called out Monday afternoon to ex
tinguish a chimney fire at Morris
Circle. Very little damage was re
ported by Fire Chief R. K. Hall.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 1,1947.
New Playground To
Be Officially Opened
For Children Today
Members of Junior Wo
man’s Club Will Act
As Supervisors
The new playground on Hicks Field,
major project of the* year for the
Junior Woman’s Club, will be officially
opened today (Thursday).
Members of the club wjll act as
supervisors of the playground and for
the present time the hours will be
from 3 to 5 o’clock in the afternoons
and Saturday mornings from 10 to 12
o’clock. After the close of school in
June, the playground will be open
both morning and afternoon. Moth
ers are advised to send their children,
especially the younger ones, only dur
ing this specified time for their own
| protection. /
| Another measure being taken for
the safety of the youngsters is the
moving of the softball diamond from
I the present site to the place formerly
iused for the old baseball diamond.
; There,*the fence will serve as a back
Equipment includes two see-saws, a
slide, sand boxes, basketball, tennis
and volley ball. Two sets of swings,
another slide and a drinking fountain
are on order and will be installed as
soon as they arrive.
The club members desire to take
this opportunity to express their ap
preciation to the American Legion,
the Chowan Motor Company, Hughes-
Holton Hardware Company, the Eden
ton Street Department under the su
pervision of Frank Hughes, B. W. Ev
ans, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bond, J. H.
Conger and the many ladies in town
who donated shrubs. Their invalu
able support and aid will not be for
Baptist Fish Fry At
Base Friday- Night
Originally Scheduled to
Be Held at Edenton
The annual fish fry of the Young
Men’s Bible Class of the Edenton
Baptist Church will be held Friday
night at the American Legion head
quarters at the base. The affair,
which will get under way at 7 o’clock,
was originally scheduled to be held at
the armory.
Any who desire to attend but have
no transportation are requested to
meet at the Triangle or Cherry’s Res
taurant by 6:30, from where they will
be taken to the base to enjoy the
The annual fish fry usually attracts
a large crowd, so that this year is not
expected to be an exception.
' •<
Attractive Displays Convey to Public Only a Few ‘
Outstanding Projects of Chowan County’s \
Home Demonstration Clubs t
The Chowan County Home Demon
stration Clubs are observing National
Home Demonstration Week by dis
playing exhibits in several local store
windows, thus presenting to the pub
lic a few of the outstanding projects
being stressed in the county.
The display of Health and Nutri
tion in Quinn’s Furniture store win
dow is particularly important. It is
necessary foi all to understand food
value, as good nutrition is essential
to good health. The display shows
the well planned meals which are ade
quate, and poorly planned meals, with
a chart showing the amount these
meals lack of meeting the require
ments of a girl nine years old.
A three-day dietary survey which
was made recently in the Edenton and
Chowan County schools indicated that
only a few of Hie 100 children checked
had adequate diets. It was found
that too many of the group were not
getting enough minerals and vita
mins. This means that they should
have more'milk, raw vegetables and
fruits. These are the teeth, bone and
blood building fooda and for better
eyesight and nerves.
Demonstrations on refinishing floors,
and furniture were given in Home
Demonstration Club meetings recent-
Dr. Wm. A. Graham
Named President Os
Obstetrical Society
Honored at Annual Ses
sion Held at Southern
Pines Last Week
> Dr. William A. Graham, of Dur
• ham, son of Mrs. W. A. Graham, was
honored last week by being elected
president of the North Carolina Ob
; stetrical and Gynecological Society at
the annual meeting of the organ iza
-1 tion held at Southern Bines.
| The object of the society is to en
courage the study, improve the prac
tice and advance the cause of Obstet
-1 rics and Gynecology; to promote and
to encourage friendship among such
’ specialists in this State; through in
’itation to its. membership to grant
recognition of special knowledge in
obstetrics and gynecology to those
who show themselves to be duly quali
' | fled; to help guide and promote better
j work among younger men and general
j practitioners who have not sufficient
' I time to devote to the study of this
specialty; through organization to
‘help lower the maternal and infant
] mortality and morbidity in North
’ Carolina.
Dr. Graham succeeds Dr. W. B.
Bradford of Charlotte as president of
the society.
Protests Made To
Cutting Off Trains
Norfolk Southern Seeks |
To Eliminate Pas
senger Trains
Considerable interest has developed
in the Albemarle area relative to the
announcement by the Norfolk South
ern Railway Company that it will ap
ply to the North Carolina Utilities
Commission and the State Corpora-1
tion Commission of Virginia for au- j
■ thority tj discontinue passenger!
trains Nos. 1 and 2 between Norfolk;
and Raleigh.
In a -statement to the public, the
railroad claims a heavy financia 1 loss,
saying that passenger travel has de
clined almost to the vanishing point.
Passenger earnings for the first three
months of this year are 809 < less than
for the first three months of last |
year, the railroad contends. The com-!
pany also argues that while gross
earnings from the two trains dimin
ishes, operating expenses continue to
An appeal is made for persons in j
North Carolina and Virginia to write
the two utilities groups endorsing the (
application to discontinue the trains.]
However, strong protests have de-1
veloped in many of the communities I,
served by the railroad.
ly. The steps in finishing floors are t
shown in the samples in the exhibit
which will be in Hughes-Holton Hard- t
ware store window. The “before and {
after” idea is carried out in the un- t
finished and finished furniture.’ On r
exhibit is an unfinished chair and a i
refinished one using cane for the back i
and seat. The old finish was removed 1
from the chair, then the wood was i
sanded, the cane seat and back were t
woven, then the wood was finished ]
with shellac thinned with alcohol. As- (
ter the finish dried it was buffed with s
fine steel wool, and waxed.
The different methods of food pre- '
servation are on display at Quinn’s I
Furniture Company, showing the ’
equipment needed for steam pressure ]
and water-bath methods of canning, 1
and for freezing foods. (
The correct and incorrect way of i
pruning shrubbery is shown by charts 1
and plants in Byrum Hardware Com- :
pany’s window. Shrubs should be <
pruned so that they keep their na- :
tural shape, and not sheared. Most
flowering shrubs may be pruned just i
after they bloom, evergreens several :
times during the summer or early 1
spring, and roses during the early
spring. An article on proper pruning :
appears elsewhere in this issue of The 1
Dr. Wallace S. Griffin And
r Jesse Harrell Enter Race As
Deadline Ends Friday Night
I Back Home I
Edenton friends will he inter
t ested to know that Raymond
Ward is now back in Edenton,
a fond hope realized ever since
he was taken to a rest home fol
lowing the death of his mother
over a year ago.
| Raymond is being eared for by
i Mrs. George Williams at her
home on North Broad Street,
just across the street front his old
i home. He is happy to he hack
» home among his friends and ex
presses the hope that many will
r call to see him. It is necessary
1 for him to remain in bed, having
t wasted away to a mere 70 pounds
j in weight, so that at present he
} is unable to be wheeled around
t town in his chair,
Rev. H. F. Surratt
Chowan Chairman
For Clothing Drive
All Out Effort to Help
| Suffering People In
28 Countries
I In cooperation with the campaign
launched by the North Carolina
j Council of Churches to provide over
seas relief, the Rev. H. F. Surratt,
pastor of the Pldenton Methodist
Church, has accepted the chairman
ship in Chowan County. As a part of
the statewide drive for clothing, bed
ding and shoes for 150,000,000 suffer
ing people, Mr. Surratt is appealing
I to every person in the county to giy
] these items generously.
The drive has been in progress
throughout the State since April 20
and will continue until May 11, with
the collection date in Chowan County
to be set at a meeting of Mr. Surratt
and his co-workers the latter part of
this week to lay plans. The collec-!
tion will in all likelihood be made
] late next week.
Mr. Surratt is appointing chairmen
ifrom various organizations in the
county in the hope that a complete
(coverage will be made in the drive,
j Up to Tuesday night he appointed the
Robert S. Marsh, 4-H Clubs: Miss
i Rebecca Colwell, home demonstration
| clubs; J. L. Chestnutt, Rotary Club;
1 Jesse Harrell, Edenton merchants; W.
J. Taylor, county schools; Mrs. Lloyd
Griffin, Edenton schools; Mrs. Martin
Wisely, Junior Woman’s Club; the
Rev. J. E. Tillett, rural colored
churches; the Rev*. E. S. Parker,
Edenton colored churches; J. B.
Small, colored rural area, and Miss
Emma Foreman, Edenton colored
schools. Mr. Surratt himself will
work with the white churches in Eden
ton and the county and plans to se
cure a chairman from the Lions Club,
the Legion Auxiliary, veterans and
possibly other groups in order to
cover the entire county in the drive.
Mr. Surratt urges housewives, as
they do their spring housecleaning, to
give away as much as possible rather
than store for the summer. By giving
now, Church World Service, overseas
relief agency for 26 Protestant de
nominations, can get the North Caro
lina donations overseas by early sum
mer. Mr. Surratt calls upon such es
tablishments as shoe repair shops, de
partment stores, textile mills, tailors,
cleaners and laundries to donate un
salable or out-of-date goods.
Goods collected in Chowan County
will be shipped to the Church World
Service Center at New Windsor, Md.
There they will be packed in moisture
proof bags and bales and quickly
transported to areas of greatest need
overseas. At present, relief supplies
are going to 28 nations from New
Windsor. Goods are distributed
abroad by churches there on the basis
of need. Religion, race and politics
are not standards for aid.
Mr. Surratt is endeavoring to se
cure the film “Seeds of Destiny” for
showing in Edenton during the drive.
The picture, made by the U. S. Army
last year, depicts needs overseas, giv
ing first hand portrayal of life as
lived by millions in the countries af
fected by the recent war.
j 20 Candidates Seeking
11 Offices to Be Filled
By Voters
Polls Open For Voting
From 6:30 A. M. to
6:30 P. M.
With 20: candidates seeking the 11
offices to be filled by Edenton voters
in the election next Tuesday, May 6,
predictions are that the vote will be
the heaviest in recent years. The
crop of candidates is the largest in
many elections, so that interest in
(the contest is expected to reach fever
heat before the polls close Tuesday.
The deadline for candidates to file
for office was Friday night, but be
fore time was out Dr. Wallace Griffin
filed as a candidate for the Board of
Public Works and Jesse Harrell enter
ed the race for Councilman-at-large.
There are five candidates for each
of these offices with two to be elected
as Couneilmen-at-large and three
members of the Board of Public
I j Works.
' There are contests for all offices
except treasurer and Second Ward
»I Councilman, Henry Gardner and Gra
,ham Byrum, respectively, having no
Leading the ticket is the contest
for Mayor, with Leroy Haskett, in
cumbent, being opposed by J. L.
Wiggins, a former Mayor.
For Councilman-at-large W. J.
Yates and J. Edwin Buffiap, incum
’ bents, are seeking re-election, while
David Holton, Ed Habit and Jesse
, Harwll are the other candidates.
In the First Ward J. Clarence
. Leary, incumbent, is opposed by
. Frank M. Holmes as Councilman.
. J. P. Partin, incumbent in the
Third Ward is opposed by George S.'
; Twiddy.
I I In the Fourth Ward W. M. Wilkins,
i j incumbent, has Clyde Hollowell as an
| opponent for ward Councilman.
| The five candidates for the Board
of Public Works are J. H. Conger,
jO. B. Perry, Geddes Potter, Ralph E.
Parrish and Dr. Wallace Griffin. The
first three are now members of the
Registrars report brisk registra
tion of votes which leads some pre
dictions to be made of a vote of over
1000 if the weather is favorable.
Town Clerk R. E. Leary informed.
The Herald that the registration book
for the Second Ward is in the hands
of H. L. Davis on Broad Street due
to the illness of O. C. Davis, the reg
istrar. In the Third Ward the book
is in possession of Mrs. Joseph Thor
ud, 134 Morris Circle, having been
turned over to her due to the illness
of Mrs. L. S. Byrum, whose husband
was registrar.
Polls in the four wards will be
open at 6:30 A. M., and will close at
6:30 P. M.
Registrar For First
Ward In Municipal
Building Saturday
J. J. Long Will Be on
Duty From 2 to 4
For the benefit of those who have'
not yet registered in the First Ward
for the May 6th election, The Herald
has been informed that J. J. Long,
Registrar for this ward, will sit in the
Municipal Building Saturday, May 3,
for the purpose of registering voters.
Mr. Long will be on duty in the
Municipal Building from 2 to 4 o’clock *
in the afternoon, so that those who
have not qualified to vote in the elec
tion are urged to contact him. Other
than Saturday afternoon, Mr. Long
will register voters at his home on
West Church Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ashley an
nounce the birth of a daughter at the
Chowan Hospital on Thursday morn
ing of last week. Mrs. Ashley is the
former Miss Lois Davis.

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