“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.”
Volume XV.—Number 9.
Herbert Hollowed Elected
Chairman For Chowan Red
Cross Fund Raising Drive
Will Be In Progress
Enthusiastic Meeting In
Municipal Building on
At a meeting of local Red Cross
workers held Monday night to con
sider plans for the annual Red Cross
fund raising drive, W. Herbert Hol
lowell, Jr., was elected chairman of
the drive, succeeding L. A. Patterson,
who served in that capacity last
year. Geddes Potter, chairman of
the Chowan County Chapter of the
American Red Cross, expressed no
little satisfaction in the fact that Mr.
Hollowell was chosen and that he has
accepted the chairmanship. Mr. Pot
ter said he was also delighted to
note that other young people will
take an active part in the drive.
Mr. Hollowell is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. Herbert Hollowell of Val
halla. He is a returned Navy vet
eran and since his discharge has be
come a member of the firm of Leggett
& Davis Drug Store.
The new chairman states that the
drive will start March 1 and continue
through March 10, and expresse'd
the hope that the drive will have th*e
thorough cooperation of the people
of the county as a whole.
This year’s quota is $2,000. In
commenting upon the plan of action,
Mr. Hollowell stated that chairmen
have been chosen throughout the
county, who will in turn have work
ers to canvass in their respective
neighborhoods. The chairmen are as
Industrial —W. W. Bvrum.
Edenton "Cotton Mills —C. C. Cates.
Business District —East side, Ralph
Parrish and W. E. Malone.
Business District —West side, J. P.
County colored —J. B. Small.
County white —Miss Rebecca Col
Residential—East side, Mrs. C. B.
Residential —West side, Mrs. Myda
Price and Mrs. Dick Weeks.
Residential colored —East side, Mrs.
Residential colered —West side, Mrs.
J. E. Tillett.
Mr. Hollowell makes the request
that in event anyone is missed in the
drive they may bring or send their
contribution to him at Leggett &
Davis drug store.
Miss Janet Cox, Red Cross field
director, attended Monday night’s
meeting, which was held in the Muni
cipal Building. She spoke about the
various phases of Red Cross work.
The Red Cross spent eleven million
dollars last year for disaster relief
(Continued on Page Jen)
Cub Scouts Hosts
To Dads Tonight
Banquet Is Scheduled to
Be Held at 8 O’clock
In Parish House
Tonight (Thursday) at 7 o’clock at
the Episcopal Parish House the Cub
Scouts of Pack 159 will be hosts to
their dads at a banquet which is to
be prepared by the mothers of the
boys. The affair has become a custom
of Pack 169 and is usually held in the
month of February in honor of the
anniversary of the Boy Scouts of
The Cubs have been busy making
the table decorations and place cards.
“Needless to say,” says Cubmaster
Clarence M. Speight, “all are expect
ed to be present and on time. This is
one meeting that all of the dads are
In addition to the festive board,
. Scout Field Director Bill Warren is to
show three films relating to Cub
The following Cubs expect to be
advanced in rank from Bobcat to
Wolf: Jimmie Ross, Fred Wood.
Bland Smith, Hugh Patterson and
Johnnie Speight, while Peter Speigh*
and Bobby Smith are to be advanced
from Wolf to Bear. Mike Malone will
receive Bear Gold and Silver Arrow
Points. Clifford Overman will be ad
vanced from* Bear to Lion and also
will receive Lion Gold and Silver Ar
THE CHOWAN HERALD
[Another Good Deed]
Edenton’s Cannon Company
again comes in for no little
amount of credit due to answer
ing an emergency call for blood
to be used in a transfusion.
Raymond W’ard is seriously ill
at Chowan Hospital and on Tues
day afternoon it was learned that
a special type of blood was ne
cessary to make a blood transfu
sion. Town Clerk R. E. Leary
was contacted, but not knowing
anything about the different
types of blood, he called Captain
William P. Jones, commanding of
ficer of the Cannon Company.
Captain Jones was acquainted
with the type of blood needed
and within a few minutes Jack
Barrow and Murriel Perry, mem
bers of the Cannon Company,
were on their way to the hospital
to give of their blood to help
save Mr. Ward’s life.
Bankers Os District
Name John Kramer
As New Chairman
Group One Holds An
nual Meeting In Eliza
beth City Monday
Group- One of the North Carolina
Bankers Association at the 32nd an
nual meeting held in Elizabeth City
on Monday elected John A. Kramer,
cashier of the Bank of Edenton, chair
man for the ensuing year. The climax
of a very interesting session was a
banquet held in the Virginia Dare
Hotel which was attended by approxi
mately 200 bankers, their wives and
specially invited guests.
Wade Marr was the principal
speaker at the banquet and in the
typical Marr fashion kept the crowd
laughing until he reached a more seri
ous part of his remarks, when he
spoke on the banking profession,
which he referred to as one of the
most challenging at the present time.
Chowan Seniors Change
Date Os Play To March 4
“Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick” j
will be presented by the Seniors of!
Chowan High School Thursday night,
March 4. This is a hilarious comedy
which everyone will enjoy.
Due to the fact that the Wake For
est Choir will appear in Edenton Fri
day, February 27, the Seniors have
changed the date of their play.
The public is invited to attend. i
Mrs. Coffey Patient
’ -In Norfolk Hospital
Mrs. J. E. Coffey underwent a ma
jor operation in Norfolk General
1 Hospital Monday. Her many friends
will be delighted to know that, accord
ing to reports Wednesday morning,
she withstood the operation and is
SING IN EDENTON FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8 O’CLOCK
Pictured above are members of the talented Wake Forest A Cappella Choir which will be heard
in 30 concerts during the winter and spring months. There are approximately 40 voices in this choir
• which was selected from the larger Glee Club of 76 singers. The choir will present a concert in the
High School auditorium Friday night at 8 o’clock. The proceeds will be devoted to the program of the
American Legion Junior baseball team. The group will offer an interesting and entertaining program
which varies from the opening strains of the solemn Russian Church Liturgy to the brighter spirituals
of our own southland. The choir will be directed-by Prof. Thane McDonald, head of the Wake Forest
College Music Department. A pleasing program is assured, to which the public is cordially invited.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, February 26, 1948.
Junior Chamber Os
Group Os Officers
Frank Holmes Selected
C. OF C. GREETINGS
In Neighborhood of 50
Charter Members Are
Expected to Join
At a meeting held Thursday night
a permanent organization of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce ma
terialized with Frank Holmes, who
had been serving as temporary chair
man, elected as president of the new
group. Thomas Byrum was elected
vice president, John Mitchener secre
tary and J. M. Boyce treasurer. Six
directors were elected, three to serve
for two years and three for a one
year term. Nick George, Elbert Cope
-1 land and hermit Layton were elected
for two years and Charles P. Wales,
Jr., A. P. Hassell and Edward Wo
zelka for one year.
About 35 young men attended the
meeting and present also were seven
members of the Rocky Mount Cham
ber of Commerce, the sponsoring or
At the meeting the constitution and
by-laws were adopted, which follow
the general line of national Junior
Chamber of Commerce groups, except
a clause was inserted calling for the
wholehearted cooperation with the
senior Chamber of Commerce.
H. A. Campen, president of the
Chowan Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants Association, attended the
meeting to extend greetings to the
Jaycees and to offer the full coopera
tion of the senior group.
It was decided to meet twice a
month, the first and third week, but
the particular night nor the meeting
place was not decided. The question
was also left open as to whether din
ner meetings will be held. Another
meeting will be held in two weeks, at
which time further details will be
worked out. Several projects are also
under consideration, but more atten
tion will be given to these as soon as
the various phases of organization
have been completed and the group
gets on a functioning basis.
President Holmes stated that there
will be about 50 charter members,
over 30 joining Thursday night and
16 expressing their intention to be
come members but who could not at-'
tend the last meeting. Mr. Holmes!
also stated that the charter will not
be closed until the next meeting, so ]
that any who desire to join will be
considered charter members if they
sign up at or before the next meeting.
Those attending the meeting were
1 very enthusiastic over the new or
| ganization and many tarried to dis
' cuss various matters until about 11
Boy Breaks Arm In
Fall At Local School
Charles White, six-year-old son of j
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd White, fell from
) one of the slides at the Edenton
school Wednesday afternoon of last
week, as the result of which an arm
was broken. The little fellow walkel
into Superintendent John A. Holmes’!
office without shedding a tear, ami!
was, Mr. Holmes said, one of the
bravest youngsters he had ever seen.
Mr. Holmes took him to a doctor’s |
office and the boy was back in school i
Thursday, saying he wanted a perfect]
attendance record in order to win a
dollar he was promised.
In Edenton For Four Days Next
Week; Over 400 Are Expected
Hospital Auxiliary |
Os Bridge Lessons
Mrs. William M. Person
Os Raleigh Will Be
Sponsored by the Chowan Hospital
Auxiliary, bridge lesson will be con
ducted in Edenton March 3-9 with the
instructor to be Mrs. William Mont
gomery Person of Raleigh, a bridge
expert who has won several tourna
ment championships since obtaining
her life Certificate from Culbertson in
1930. Mrs. Person also holds thcj
Goren certificate and won the Goren
championship at the Goren teachers
convention, playing with a partner
whom she had never seen before.
In 1936 Mrs. Person won the na
tional teachers tournament, and since
that time has won many others in
cluding the Ohio State tournament in
which she and her husband were part
ners, and the National Amateur Con
tract Bridge League tournament play
ing as partner with her daughter,
Mrs. Waddell Platt of Versaille, Ky.
Mrs. Person has recently conducted
very successful classes in Elizabeth
City and Hertford The proceeds will
go toward buying essential equip
ment at the hospital.
For further details, those interested
are asked tn call Mrs. Frank Wood,
Mrs. R. F. Elliott or M rs. J. M. J )nes.
Story In The Herald
Results In New York
Check Sent For Tea
Society Makes Contribu
tion After Reading
! The article in The Chowan Herald
| of February relative to the Edenton
Tea Party fund for Britain brought
! results to the project this week in the
form of a check from New York.
Miss Mary Hilliard Hinton of Ra
leigh, an officer in the National So
ciety of the Daughters of the Revo
lution, sent a copy of The Herald to
the editor of “The Patriot,” publica
tion of this society, and at a meet
ing of the National Board of the or
ganization held in New York City the
i article was read and the members re
| sponded with a voluntary silver offer
| ing, check for which was sent to Mrs.
| Charles P. Wales as a contribution to
the shipment of tea to Britain.
This brings the amount up to 84
pounds and it is hoped that the goal
of 100 pounds will soon be reached.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
i Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will hold its weekly meeting
! tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock. Ail
, Masons are urged to attend.
A. S. SMITH IMPROVING
I A. S. Smith was able to be outdoors
last week after being confined to his
i home lhte in December.
| Edenton Air Service
Now In Operation At
Naval Air Station
Outstanding Activity Is]
Flight School Especi
ally For Gl’s
The Edenton Air Service has re
cently contracted with the Town of
| Edenton for the Aviation faeilitie:-
and operation rights of the Edenton
Naval Air Station.
Edenton Air Service will be en
gaged in many phases of Aviation, !
One of the most outstanding activ
ities will be its Flight School. It will;
be a government approved C.A.A.
Commercial Flight School offering
courses leading to a Private or Coin- '
license with such ratings as ]
Instructor and Instrument in single
l or multi-engine aircraft, both land
and sea. Trainees will go through j
' all phases of flight such as night fly-1
ing, aerobatics and extensive cross- ]
country flight. Veterans will be en
couraged to take advantage of their
eligibility under the G.I. Bill of 1
Rights. The flying school will be ap
proved by the Veterans Administra
tion and the State Department of
Education. There will be no expense
to the G.I. and he will receive all
flight and ground instruction as well
as books and supplies absolutely free
of charge. Another point of interest
to the G.I, is the opportunity to train '
while receiving subsistence allowan
ces at the same prescribed rates conir
parable to all other types of training
under the G.I. Bill of Rights. A
Veteran niay receive training on a
part time or spare time basis so that
training will not interfere with his
job, in the event he cannot fly on the
j full time program.
A maintenance base for the repair
of aircraft will offer “on the job
training” to G.l.’s who wish to pre
pare for their C.A.A. Aircraft and.
Other phases of the business will
be charter flights, sight seeing flights,
crop dusting, aerial photography and
sales and service.
All people in the community are
cordially invited out to the base to
visit or inspect the operations of
Edenton Air Service. Ask for A. R.
Bridgford, manager and operator.
Local Colonial Store
Managers Win Trip
For Increased Sales
H. G. Quinn and J. M.
Smith Lead District
Henry G. Quinn, manager of the'
Edenton Colonial Store and J. M.
Smith, manager of the meat market
are expected to arrive home today
(Thursday) from Miami, Florida.
The two men left Thursday of last
week on a free trip to Florida as a
reward for winning a leadership con
test in the district sponsored by the
Colonial store organization.
Quinn and Smith led the entire dis
trict in increased sales during the
contest, a distinguished honor, for
which the company stood the expense
of a week’s trip to the popular south
Baptist Sunday School
Conference On Feb. 29
The Sunday School Conference of
the Chowan Baptist Association will
meet Sunday, February 29, with the
Hertford Baptist Church at 3 p. m.
Sunday School workers from each of
the 60 churches in the association
are urged to be present.
At this meeting plans for the as%
sociational Sunday School enlarge
ment campaign of March 13-19 will
be discussed and departmental con
Following the Conference the Wake
Forest A Capella choir will render a
concert in the Hertford Church.
Those who attend the conference are
cordially invited to remain for the
concert, which begins at 4:30.
How In Force
I# Per Year.
' Prominent Churchmen
Will Have Part on
Seen as Forerunner of
] Making “Small Con
j For four days next week, March 1,
2, 3 and 4, the Edenton Full Gospel
Tabernacle, and the pastor, the Rev:
David B. Lawrence, will be host t<>
I the 1948 District Council of the North
Carolina Assemblies of God. Three
full days of session and four even
ings of evangelistic services will be
conducted, which will attract church
: leaders from four states, North and
South Carolina, Missouri and Ala
Representatives and friends attend
ing the convention are expected to
1 be between 400 and 500.
j The Rev. Gayle F. Lewis, assistant
superintendent of the national or
ganization of the Assemblies of God
]of Springfield, Missouri, will speak
! each evening at 7:30 o’clock. The
, public is cordially invited to attend
these services. Mr. Lewis will also
, conduct a ministers’ institute each
morning, Tuesday through Thursday,
for the benefit of the Assemblies of
God ministers. Each afternoon will
be occupied with conducting the an
nual business of the North Carolina
District. The Rev. Andrew Stirling,
a former pastor of the Edenton
Church, State superintendent of the
North Carolina District, will preside
over these business sessions. Reports
and future projects from the Christ’s
Ambassadors organization (Youth
Department), the Sunday School rep
resentatives, the Home Missionary
Committee, the Finance Department
and the two district camp meetings
will be given during this meeting.
The Rev. Marvin Smith, superin
tendent of the Alabama District of
the Assemblies of God, and secretary
of the Southeastern Bible Institute,
will be a special speaker during the
j The North Carolina District is a
part of the General Council of the
Assemblies of God with headquarters
at Springfield, Missouri. The enroll
ed membership of the Assemblies of
God in the United States is one quar
ter of a million, with 10,000 ministers
and over 600 missionaries and one
quarter of a million missionary con
verts in foreign lands. Approximate
ly $2,000,000 was given for world mis
sions in the Assemblies of God in the
past year. With 5,540 churches in
the United States to date, the Assem
blies of God have been one of the
' fastest growing religious groups in
the past few years.
Heading a large array of officials
from town and county administrations
as well as Chamber of Commerce
Merchants Association officials, in
dividual local clergymen have ex
pressed brotherhood and welcome to
the coming ministers and visitors of
the convention. The Rev. Harold W.
(Continued on I’age Seven)
J. E. Wood Elected
Club Presses Movement
To Organize Commu
At last week’s Rotary meeting
Janies E. Wood was elected president,
succeeding R. F. Elliott. As the re
sult of the election John A. Holmes
will be vice president and J. L. Chest
nutt, George Twiddy, Joe Conger. Jr.,
and John Kramer directors. The new
officers will be installed at the first
meeting in July.
At the meeting the idea of forming
a community chest in Chowan County
was again discussed and after a re
port by Dr. George Crawford to the
effect that little headway had been
made, three others were added with
Dr. Crawford and Meredith Jones to
make some effort to put the idea into
effect. The three new committee mem
bers are R. N. Hines, Frank Holmes
and John Kramer, who was named
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon in the Par
ish House at 1 o’clock. The program
will be in charge of John W. Graham.