“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. ll ■■ Volume X!V.—Number 7. Chowan County Again Digging; 15-Inch Snow Frank Holmes Elected As Temporary Chairman Os JuniorChamberCommerce 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 (Continued on Page Eight) |_ 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. 0 s THE CHOWAN HERALD I Choir Director | Hw i wßgpy : * M i-A .... aJllllllCi * M Ms |H 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 ■■■■■■ / 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 (Continued on Page Seven) Mrs. John A. Kramer Elected President Os Junior Woman’s Club Flower Show and Food Bazaar Planned For April . • 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 %/ y. ;. ■ . . • 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 pp < Ihßv vjgjß j m 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 (Continued on Page Five; 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.