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    “The fight against polio is
far from won and only
through the March of
Dimes can we supply the
sinews of war to carry it
through to the finish.”
—President Truman.
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Volume X!V.—Number 7.
Chowan County Again Digging; 15-Inch Snow
Frank Holmes Elected As
Temporary Chairman Os
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Organization Temporar- 1
ily Formed at Meeting
Held Friday Night
MEET AGAIN FEB. 20
;
| Rocky Mount Group on
Hand to Add Their
Support
In the neighborhood of 25 young
men of Edenton whose ages range
from 21 to 35 years gathered in ithe
Chowan County Court House and af
ter hearing addresses by a group of
Rocky Mount -young men, voted to or
ganize a Junior Chamber of Com
merce in Edenton. Subsequently, a
temporary organization was effected
with Frank Holmes elected temporary
chairman; John Mitchener, temporary
secretary, and the following as mem
bers of a temporary organizational
committee: Edward Wozelka,
Byrum, Elbert Copeland, Bill Perry
and Larry Dowd.
This committee was instructed to
proceed with plans for*a permanent
organization and. another meeting
called for Friday night, February 20,
at which time it is hoped many more
young men of the town will be on
hand. During the meeting the names
of 67 prospective members of the
new organization were read, and each
one of those present Friday night
was asked to bring one who was ab
, sent to the next meeting.
* Frank Holmes acted as chairman
and -after stating the purpose of the
meeting called upon members of a
group from the Rocky Mount Junior
Chamber of Commerce to explain the
purpose and activities of a Junior
Chamber of Commerce. In the Rocky
Mount group were Billy Harrison,
national director of the Junior Cham
ber of 'Commerce; Quillen Ward,
president of the Rocky Mount Jay
* cees, Jack Bennett, Clarence Win
stead, Garland Kincheloe, Marvin
Weaver, Donald Wilhalt and Roger
Derby.
The visitors spoke in support of a
Junior Chamber" of Commerce, point
ing out how advantageous it can be to
•as well as providing
splendid training for members so
that when they reach the age of 35
and are automatically dropped, they
will be better experienced and equip
ped to make outstanding members
of a senior Chamber of Commerce.
. Notice was taken of editorial comment
■ in The Herald, and without an ex
ception the visiting speakers were
emphatic in their statements that a
Junior Chamber of Commerce in no
way is in competition with a senior
Chamber of Commerce, but rather
supports and can become a strong
arm of the senior group. It was
pointed out that there is little pos
sibility of any members of the Jay
cees who are members of the Chamber
' of Commerce withdrawing their mem
bership of financial support, and that
the younger men will ‘ be eager and
,willing to undertake movements of a
beneficial nature which the senior
members are reluctant to tackle,
knother argument in favor of the
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|_ Postponed _
» Due to unfavorable weather
conditions Tuesday night, the
' scheduled meeting of the* Eden -
ten Community Concert Associa
tion was called off and will be
held instead Monday night, March
1, at 7:30 o’clock in the Municipal
Building.
k This meeting will determine
-I? Whether or not the Edenton con
/ certs will be continued. If
' enough interest is shown and vol
unteers offer their services in
carrying on the program, a con
tract will no doubt be signed.
However, if little interest is re
flected, present officers of the as
* sedation are frank in saying
they will not continue to serve
and, of course, the next concert,
the Apollo Choir, will be the final
concert in Edenton sponsored by
the Community Concert Associa
tion.
All who are interested In the
Community Concerts are, there
fore,-urged to attend the meeting
on Monday, March 1.
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
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DR. THANE McDONALD
Shown above is Dr. Thane Mc-
Donald, director of music at Wake
Forest College, who will lead the
Wake Forest A Capella Choir
when it appears in Edenton on
the night of February 27 at the
High School auditorium, under
auspices of the local American
Legion Post. Entire proceeds
realized from the affair, accord
ing to Commander Kermit Lay
ton, will go toward sponsorship
of a Junior American Legion ath
letic program during the coming
summer.
March Os Dimes In
; Chowan Is Lagging
As Per First Reports
Local Contributions up
To Wednesday Total
* Only $599.59
Checking up for the first time this
week on the progress of the March
i of Dimes drive, Chairman R. L. Pratt
I reports that Chowan County’s contri
butions are badly lagging and that up
to Wednesday morning was scarcely
more than one-fourth of the $2,200
quota.
According to reports received up to
Wednesday, contributions totaled only
$599.59. Os course, the weather has
badly crippled the progress of the
drive, so that the report is very in
‘ complete. Ho-vever, with the num-
J ber of reports in, both Mr. Pratt and
I the county chairman are somewhat
- disappointed over the amount received
i thus far, and unless a considerable
boost is noted in reports yet to be re
| ceived, the quota will be greatly lack
ing.
i Chairman Pratt '’is rather resigned
to the fact that the weather is. pri
marily responsible for the poor show
ing to date rather than <the belief that
Chowan County people lack interest in
the March of Dimes and the fight
against infantile paralysis. He, there
, fore, urgqs canvassers to solicit in
| their respective neighborhoods as
■ early as possible and to urge those
solicited to be as liberal as possible.
Reports of contributions received
up to Wednesday follow:
Received by R. L. Pratt _$ 32.10
Received by J. E. Bufflap 4.00
J. O. Creech 35.00
Mrs. John Waff ; 42.65
Mrs. Frank Elliott 9.06
Mrs. John W. Graham 36.80
Rev. W. C. Francis 19.45
Mrs. J. M. Thorud 11.00
Mrs. Ralph Parrish 171.10
Mrs. W. P. Jones i_— 114.02
Rocky Hock School 1 • 7.75
Chowan High School 42.59
Edenton Colored School 68.57
Mrs. William Elliott 5.60
$599.59
CANNON COMPANY DRILL WILL
BE HELD FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:30
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Due to’ weather conditions, the regu
lar drill of the Edenton Cahnon Com
pany was called off Wednesday night.
Captain William Jones stated, how
ever, that -the drill will be held Fri
day nigbt of this week inetead, start
ing at 7:80.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, February 12,1948.
A Cappella Choir Os
Wake Forest College
Are Mostly Tar Heels
Group Scheduled to Sing
In Edenton Friday,
February 27
The Wake Forest A Capella choir
which will make a concert appearance
at Edenton High School Friday, Feb
ruary 27th, is predominantly Tar
Heel in character.
Thirty-four of the 37 men and
women singers hail from the Old
North State and the piano accom
panist, Lucy Rawlings, comes from
Conway. One of the three non-Tar
Heel choir singers is a native of I
North Carolina and only recently
moved to Tennessee.
This winter marks the first time
Wake Forest has ever been represent
ed by an A Capella choir which was
selected from the larger Glee Club of
75 voices. There are few choirs of
this type in the South.
In addition to the regular program,
the group features the “choir within
a choir” idea in several vocal ensemble
numbers, one of which is the ever
popular Male Octet, which was first
organized by the last Donald Pfohl
in the fall 'of 1939.
The program for the Edenton ap
pearance is an interesting one and
varies from the opening strains of
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Mrs. John A. Kramer
Elected President Os
Junior Woman’s Club
Flower Show and Food
Bazaar Planned For
April
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At the luncheon of the Junior
Woman’s Club Wednesday of last
week Mrs. John Kramer was nom
inated president for the coming year.
Other officers are Mrs. David Holton,
vice president; Mrs. Gordon Price,
secretary; Mrs. Ralph Parrish, treas
urer and Mrs. Frank Holmes, histor
ian. The new officers will be install
ed at the June meeting.
Mrs. Jimmie Earnhardt, chairman
of the Homes and Gardens com
mittee, announced plans for a flower
show and food bazaar to be held in
April.
Mrs. Ralph Parrish, Welfare chair
man, reported that a CARE box will
be sent to Europe this month.
An appeal for membership in the
Hospital Auxiliary was made by Mrs.
Roland Vaughan, who explained that
the purpose of the drive is to secure
funds for the major project of the
year, the purchase of an incubator and
resuscitator, which are vitally need
ed in the hospital.
Mrs. Earl Goodwin, president, an
nounced that a luncheon will be held
in Edenton on February 25th for the
district executive board.
Mrs. Joe Truslow was voted in as
a new member.
Following the business meeting a
group of the fourth grade students
entertained the club with a variety
of Valentine songs and poems. Tak
ing part in this program were Mad
eline Russell, Jack Fletcher, Elva
Tolley, Dick Lowe and George Jack
son.
Flowers for the occasion were pro
vided by Lula White’s Flower Shop.
Penalty Now Added
To 1947 Unpaid Taxes
January was a good month forwol
lecting county taxes, Sheriff J. A.
Bunch reporting that during the
month 1947 taxes collected amounted
to $20,010.62. Total 1947 taxes col
lected to date amount to $75,816.37.
January was the last month to pay
1947 taxes without penalty, for on
February 1 a penalty of 1% went into
effect.- On March 1 the penalty will
be 2%. On and after April 2, in ad
dition to said 2%, one-half of one per
cent per month or fraction thereof
will be added until taxes are paid.
Carolina Alumni Dinner
Potsponed to Feb. 20th
Due to unfavorable weather condi
tions, the University of North Caro
lina alupini banquet which was to be
held tonight (Thursday), th4 affair
has been postponed until Friday, Feb
ruary 20. All alumni are urged to
note the change of meeting.
J. Emmett Winslow
Enters Race For
Senator Os District
Served as Perquimans
County Sheriff For
14 Years
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J. Emmett Winslow, former sheriff
of Perquimans County and prominent
in Democratic Party circles in North
Carolina, has announced his candidacy
for the office of State Senator for
the First Senatorial District.
In making his announcement, Mr
Winslow stated, “After giving much
thought to the matter, I have decided
to offer my services to the people of
this District. It has been a number
of years since Perquimans County
has had representation in the State
Senate and it is my belief that Per
quimans should be given this rep
resentation in the Senate at this
time. If selected by the people of
the District to be one of the two
Senators, it will be my purpose to
serve all of the people to the best of
my ability, acting as a representative
for every county in the District.”
Mr. Winslow is the third candidate
to enter his name in the State Sen
ate race for the First Senatorial Dis
trict, Joe Vann of Hertford County
and W. I. Halstead of Camden Coun
ty, having previously announced
themselves for the nomination in the
Democratic primary.
The Perquimans candidate served
his county as sheriff for 14 years and
retired two years ago when he did
not seek re-election. In addition to
serving as sheriff of his own county,
Mr. Winslow is a member of the ex
ecutive committee and the congress
ional committee for the First Dis
trict. He has taken an active part
in county party circles and was ac
tive during the war years, serving
as chairman of the War Fund drives,
rubber salvage drives and was dis
trict supervisor for the Army Air
Forces Warning Service.
In May of 1947 he was a delegate
from the First District to the Nation
al Rivers and Harbors Congress held
in Washington, D. C.
A veteran of World War I, during
which he served with the Air Force,
Mr. Winslow is a member of the
American Legion, Hertford Rotary
Club, a Mason and Shriner and a
member of WOW. He owns the
Hertford Hardware and Supply
Company and manages the Winslow
Oil Company at Hertford.
New Band Director
Encouraged Over
Progress To Date
Program Topic of Spe
cial PTA Meeting
Monday
At a special meeting of the Eden
ton Parent Teacher Association Mon
day afternoon, Ben C. Stevenson, the
new band director was present and a
general discussion of the band pro
gram was the principal topic to be
considered.
Mr. Stevenson reported that in
struments are beginning to arrive and
that he is very much encouraged with
the progress noted so far. He said
things are going fine and that he has
already discovered a great deal of
talent. “A great deal of interest is
being shown by the children,” said
Mr. Stevenson, “and with this en
thusiasm and the splendid group of
boys and girls to work with, I have
no doubt but that we will be able to
develop a creditable band.”
Mr. Stevenson comes to Edenton
three days a week, Monday, Wednes
day and Friday, and teaches the
fundamentals of music in the fourth
to eighth grades. After school he has
started to teach classes with in
struments and says splendid progress
is being made.
Teen-Age Dance At
Base Friday Night
Mrs. Albert Byrum, director of the
Teen-Age Club, announces that a
dance will be held at the Legion hut
Friday night, beginning at 8 o’clock.
Music will be furnished by Buggs
Bunny and his orchestra, and a small
admission charge will be made.
Continuous Precipitation
For 24 Hours Said To Equal
Or Surpass 1927 Snowfall
In Senate Race
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J. EMMETT WINSLOW
This week J. Emmett Winslow,
former Sheriff of Perquimans
County and prominent in Demo
cratic party circles, announced
that he will be a candidate for
one of the two positions as State
Senator from the First Senatorial
District.
Town’s Councilmen
Favor 99-Year Lease
To Chowan Hospital
jTown Fathers and W. P.
Jones Also Discuss
Armory
Though few items <>f % business were
transacted at the meeting of Town
Council Tuesday night, the Council
men remained in session until after
11 o’clock.
However, one phase of the meeting
will most likely result in a better un
| derstanding and closer cooperation be
! tween the local Cannon Company and
the Town of Edenton. Captain Wil-
I liam P. Jones, commanding officer of
the National Guard unit, attended the
meeting and explained the government
set-up and the desire' to be an asset
to the community. He stated that the
outfit realizes the intended purpose
of the Edenton armory and that it is
I desired not to conflict with activities
in the armory.
Mr. Jones and Town Councilmen
had a sort of heart-to-heart talk con
: cerning the Cannon Company, after
i which it was agreed that there should
j be no misunderstanding and that from
now on there should be more friendly
and cooperative relations. Mr. Jones
also called attention to some neces
sary repairs to the armory, stating
that as a taxpayer, it was his opinion
that these repairs should be made at
once, and that it is false economy to
put off repairs which will mean only
larger expenditures later on.
Town Attorney J. N. Pruden pre
sented a tentative lease for the Cho
■ wan Hospital calling for occupancy
of ithe Naval Air Station dispensary
for a period of 99 years, contingent,
of course, upon the Town’s lease with
the government. The lease calls for
use by the hospital of the dispensary,
the Athol house, nurses’ home, BOQ
37-A and the field between the hospi
tal and BOQ 37-A, the Quonset hut,
building No. 35, together with all per
sonal property owned by the U. S.
government in the specified buildings.
The Councilmen also complied with
a request from the PTA to make
Court Street, between Church and
Queen a one-way street. Hereafter
motorists be required to enter
this street from Queen Street. The
request was in order/to elimin
ate congestion as well as make walk
ing safer for children.
Coach Tex Lindsay also made a re
port of the recreation program and
Peter Carlton, manager of the Cham
ber of Commerce and the Rev. David
B. Lawrence also were present in be
half of a convention of .the Assembly
of God Church to be held in Edenton.
I Car Insper Vn
$1.50 Per Year.
Section Is Experiencing
Second Crippling: Fall
In Two Weeks
BUSINESS HURT
Opening of Schools De
pends on Opening up
Os Roads
Hardly before fully recovering
from an 8 to 10-inch snow which
blanketed Chowan County last Sun
day a week ago, the second deep
Snow virtually paralyzed the entire
eastern section of the .State with th>
snowfall in Edenton and Chowan
County measuring from 15 to 18
inches.
Snow began to fall in small pow
dery Hakes about 10:30 Monday morn
ing and continued without interrup
tion until near noon Tuesday during
which, at times, the flakes became
larger and fell in such volume that
it was difficult to see across a street
A brisk wind whipped the snow so
that in many places drifts were
formed as much as five and six feet
deep. It was the deepest snow ever
witnessed by many people in Chowan
County, especially the younger
group, for it was claimed by not a
few to be even a heavier snow than
the one which occurred on March 2,
1927.
This snow' had an even more crip
pling effect on the county than last .
Sunday’s. With the snow about 12
inches deep early Monday morning,
which made walking very difficult, ami
with a blinding show storm still in
progress, very few braved the ele
ments to go to their places of bust -
ness and as a result many stores in
Edenton remained closed ali day
Tuesday and those who ventured to
their stores devoted most of their
energy to removing some of the snow
from tfye sidewalks. In most in
stances it was merely a path, so that,
up to Wednesday morning very ’few
sidewalks were cleared and those
that were formed banks of snow
along the curb from four to five
high and even higher at some places
Traveling was extremely hazardous,
so that warning after warning was
sent out over the radio for motorists
to keep off the highways due to
dangerous traveling conditions. As a
result Edenton was crowded with
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E. W. Spires Must Be
Notified For Use Os
Chowan Court House
With the desire to hold various
meetings in the Court House, Clerk
of Court E W. Spires, custodian
the building, again calls attention to
the necessity to make reservations
with him for use of the building.
Mr. Spires states that he keep> a
record of scheduled meetings, and un
less he is informed of all meeting -
there is likely to be a conflict and
two or even more groups gather for a
meeting at the same time. Any per
son, therefore, desiring to hold a
meeting in the Court House must in
form Mr. Spires, who Will be able to
say if the Court House has been pre
viously reserved.
| Appreciative
Miss Frances Tillett, manager
of the Chowan Hospital, called
The Herald Wednesday morning
in order to publicly thank mem
bers of the local Cannon Company
for the help rendered Tuesday
after the local snow storm.
Headed by Captain William P
Jones and Edmund Mills, sev
eral men fought their way in a
jeep to the hospital, carrying
with them Dr. Martin Wisely,
Miss Jenkins and supplies neces
sary for Dr. Frank Wood to per
form an operation.
Roads were opened by the
National Guardsmen, who also
waited until the operation was
over in order to bring Dr. Wisely'
back to town.
Miss Tillett was high in her
praise of the work done and stat
ed that Edenton should be prows
tp hare such an organization in
its midst.
    

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