Volume XV.—Number 12.
Local Commissioners im
More Time To Legajitaglei
For Selling County ionds;
Group Plans to Go to
Raleigh This Week to
Iron Out Details
SELL BONDS APRIL 1
Appropriation For 4-H
Camp at Base
Though only two persons appeared
before the County Commissioners
Monday, when they sat as a Board of
Equalization and Review to hear com
plaints relative to property valuation,
they remained in session until well
past the noon hour. The Board of
Equalization and Review meeting was
adjourned until the first Monday in
April and immediately thereafter
Chairman West Byrum announced a
called meeting to consider the school
issue and a few other matters
County Attorney J. X. Pruden pre-;
sented a resolution calling for the j
schedule of bond payments, which
was passed. The resolution calls for j
retiring the $400,000 bonds in 25-
years. The Commissioners were also
advised that plans and specifications
of the buildings will have: to be sub
mitted before the bonds can be Offered
for sale, as well *is other legal angles.
In order not to lose any more time
than necessary, it was decided that
Chairman Byrum, W. ,1. Taylor, John
A. Holmes and Mr. Pruden go to Ral
eigh the latter part of this week to
confer with the Local Government
Commission, in charge of the bond
sale. Vrank Benton, architect, will
also join the group, so that all de
‘ tails can be worked out in person
rather than by correspondence.
Plans now are for the bonds to be
sold April 1. Os the $490,000 issue, )
$1125,000 will go toward building a
white and colored school, while $75,- j
000 will be earmarked for the
physical education building at Chow-!
an High School. Os course, this
amount will hardly be sufficient to !
cover the entire cost, but the Com
missioners are planning on using all
available non-tax money to supple
ment the amount needed.
Another matter claiming the at
tention of the Commissioners was the)
proposed 4-H Club encampment at •
the Naval Air Station. The Commis-1
sioners at a previous meeting agreed I
to appropriate SSOO to help put the
building and grounds in shape for!
such affairs, upon condition that the
town appropriates a like amount.
Mayor Leroy Haskett,’ J. Clarence
Leary and J. P. Partin appeared at
the meeting, stating that Town Coun
cil, while in accord with the plan, was
unable to appropriate SSOO and asked
the Commissioners to bear the ex
pense of putting the camp in shape..
The Commissioners called in C. W.
Overman in order to go further into
what work and expense is necessary,
and finally agreed to appropriate $750
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Edenton Woman On
Federal Court Jury
Two Edenton women were chosen
for jury duty in Federal Court which
will be held in Elizabeth City next
week. The two selected were Mrs.
John F. White and Mrs. W. E. Bond.
Mrs. Bond has been excused from j
serving on the jury, but Mrs. White
will leave Monday to serve. 1
COMMUNITY CONCERTS IN EDENTON ARE
ABANDONED HIE TO LACK OF INTEREST
Announcement Made This Week By Mrs. Richard
Elliott; Final Concert of Present Series Will
v Be Apollo Boys’ Choir on April 7
Due to the fact that so few patrons
in Edenton show genuine interest in
the Community Concert Association, j
it is with real regret that the former
chairman of the drive, Mrs. Richard
P. Elliott announces the discontinua
tion of the concerts here.
The concerts, most of which were j
splendid entertainment, were well at- j
tended and appreciated but a glance i
at the audience with the greater part
from neighboring towns speaks for
itself. With only a dozen members
attending the initial meeting held
two weeks ago at the Municipal
building, it is obvious that this is
too big a thing for Edenton. Several
attempts have been made to interest
various civic clubs in-sponsoring the
THE CHOWAN HERALD
I E.H.S. Monogram Club
Will Sponsor Concert
In School On March 25.
Edenton High School’s Monogram
Club will sponsor the Providence Bap
tist Young People’s Choir in a con
cert Thursday, March 25 in the high
school auditorium. The concert will
begin at 8 o’clock, tickets for which
are now on sale.
Cannon Company !
Enters Interim Os
Advantages Cited For
Young Men to Join
j According to an interview with:
) Captain William P. Jones, command
jmg officer of the Edenton Cannon
| Company, which is a component of
the 119th Infantry, 50th Division of
the North Carolina National Guard,
the organization lias entered the in- .
terim phase of activity. "This j
means,” said Captain Jones, “that the!
first two years of a six-year training |
program will begin as of April 1. Up )
to now, enlisted men and officers were 1
1 going through a teacher-training pro- 1
gram on the various specializations in :
i which the men will participate .as
members of the Cannon Company
I Men will be assigned as tank crew
j members, radio communications spe-,
| cialists, weapons specialists, cooks.
I drivers and to the many interesting
I positions called for in the table, of or- j
ganization. The outfit will be broken 1
i down into the various fields of sp
j eialization and each man will be r<
! quired to receive instruction only in ;
| the work to which he has been as.
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Weldon A. Hollowell
! Seeking Re-election
Will Makeßid For Sec
ond Term as County
Weldon A. Hollowell, prosecuting
attorney for Chowan County's Re
corder’s Court, announced late last 1
week that he will be a candidate for j
re-election in the forthcoming
Mr. Hollowell is rounding out his I
first term as Prosecuting Attorney,
having made his initial bid for public
office in the last county election. “If
elected,”, says Mr. Hollowell, “I will
endeavor to carry out my duties to
the end that justice is carried out in
the Chowan County Courts.”
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will meet in regular session to
night (Thursday) at 8 o’clock. The
1 Rev. W. C. Francis, master of the
lodge, is very anxious to have a full
drive for the coming year, but the ,
, response does not merit the effort.
I Consequently, Edenton will have
its last concert on April 7th, when
the Apollo Boys’ Choir will appear
j Attention is called to membership ;
j holders here to the last concert of
I this year for the Elizabeth City Asso- ;
| ciation. They will present the duo
pianists, Whitmore and Lowe, in a ;
recital on Friday, March 19th in the
M. Leigh Sheep Auditorium at 8:30 1
Any interested members may buy 1
memberships for next year in some <
nearby town, Elizabeth City, Wash- '
ington, Ahoskie or any that are spon
soring Community Concerts. i
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 18,1948.
He’ll Make It, One Step at a Time
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Ho is going to make it, one step at a time, because you give him
his chance through your purchase of Easter Seals. Easter Seals
provide special services for crippled children to fulfill their unmet
needs. Sale of the seals in Chowan County is sponsored by the
Edenton Lions Club aqd will begin Saturday. Buy all you can!
Over 150 Present At!
Annual Banquet Os
VV. E. Debnam Delights
Audience With Speech
On World Affairs
! Though prospects Friday morning
were that comparatively few would
' attend the annual banquet of the.
i Chowan County Cha nh : of < -
meroe and Ab reliant? Associat inn. in
m erest skyrocketr-d dvring tie- if -
i and as a result over 15b were' op hand
| at the Legion hut for the occasion.
President 11. A. Carmen presided
over the meeting and a 'delightful
fried chicken dinner was served by
members of the Legion Auxiliary.
,W. E. Debnam,/ Raleigh radio news
commentator and analyst, was the.
After President Cam pen called the
gathering to order. C. W. Overman
led in singing “America”, which Was
followed with the invocation by the
Rev. W. 1,. Freeman.
Peter Carlton, manager, spoke ‘
briefly on the topic “Meshing the
Gears for Action”, calling attention |
that many members of the organiza
tion have worked hard and made
j sacrifices, while at the same time
1 there are all too many who are not |
j willing to shoulder any responsibility,
but are very free to criticize.
The program was interspersed with
j music, with two numbers rendered :
by the Song Fun Sextet, including
Misses Joyce Webb, Mary Dale Spry,
Rebecca Swanner, Susan Thigpen, I
Marion Harrell, Betsy Wood and Car-1
olyn Swindell, pianist. Miss Julia
(Continued on Page Six)
faster Seal Sale
! Will Begin Saturday
Annual Drive Sponsored
By Edenton Lions
Beginning next Saturday, the an
nual Easter Seal Sale, which is spon
sored by the Edenton Lions Club, will
get under way. The proceeds of the
sale, of course, go toward aiding
crippled children, one of the Lions
Club’s major projects.
The best estimates available indi
cate there are 62,000 handicapped
children in North Carolina now.
Through the North Carolina League
for Crippled Children more than 5,000
were given medical care and educa
tional opportunities last year.
Governor R. Gregg Cherry, in open
ing the campaign, expressed appre
ciation of the work being done by the
League and urged generous contri
butions to its support this year. “I
am glad to endorse this work,” said
the Governor, “and I hope that all
the citizens of North Carolina wfill
help keep the wonderful program of
the League of Crippled Children
operating to benefit the handicapped
children who live in our State.”
The campaign goal for the State
this year is $150,000.
Inspection Lane Will
Begin Operation In
! Edenton On Monday
First Three Days De
! voted to Mechanics and
For : : if local, motorists^
tin* State’s .Mo or Vehicle Department
■will operate a S:a;e mechanical in
spect mr !: if, i ’ '. ■ m.' 'V liking
Monday., "'laicli .Vs equip cm..
, will he -, . ■ .1 lie . vet |
'ii uaci'l, L ng. ;hmL Van i Stn:
For the ' Mil day.-, 'lie ilispeC
(ion lane Avi he primarily for e ien- ;
tation- of. ;i u I: oldie amelia ides and
inspection of pith' owned vehicles, !
but from Ala: ~ t> Apr : the
lam- will be op, !; 1 1 : ■ public .
Pi Chapter Membersj
Cuests Mrs. Fletcher
Mrs. Mabel E. Jones of
Manteo Elected New
Members of I’i Chapter of Delta
Kappa Gamma, Were luncheon guests
;of Mrs. Inglis Fletcher at her love
ily historic home, Bandon Plantation,
on Saturday, March 16, at which time
during the business meeting of the
chapter, Mrs. Fletcher, an honorary
State member of Delta Kappa Gam
ma, was welcomed into the local
chapter as an active member.
Following a delicious luncheon,
served buffet style, the guests were
most interestingly entertained by a
brief resume, given by Mrs. Fletcher,
mi early historical highlights of Ban
don, recently restored by the Fletch
ers, and which is now one of North
eastern North Carolina’s outstanding
Prior to the luncheon, John Flet
cher very graciously pointed out
points of interest to the group as. they
ambled through the spacious grounds
j and outside buildings of Bandon. One
t building in particular captured the
interest of the group, that being the
little school house, which was the
colony’s first classical boys’ boarding
school, with Parson Earl as school
master. The date goes back to 1752.
Assisting Mrs. Fletcher in greeting
the guests and serving the delicious
luncheon were Mesdames Sidney Mc-
Mullan and J. W. Davis.
During the business meeting, which
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Chimes Music From
Local Christian Church
Members of the Christian Church
have recently had installed an appar- ,
atus which provides music on chimes,
and since no publicity had been giv
en to the new addition, many people
have wondered Sunday mornings
where the music was coming from.
While no chimes have been install
ed in the church, the effect is the
same, in that an amplifier has been
installed, together with a machine 1
which produces the music.
85r,« B j, r/O-MD s First Bt "
Binghamton BLv.* cm
leek For Training Period
j_ A Reminder J
The time is approaching for
I the annual drive of the American
! Society for the Control of Can
cer. This year the drive will be
; sponsored for the first time by
the Junior Woman’s Club, under
the direction of the Club’s ef
j ficient welfare chairman, Mrs.
i Ralph E. Parrish.
An extensive research pro
gram is being carried on for the
enlightenment of this the most
1 dreaded and horrible of all dis
eases, and with so little results
| that it seems clear that cancer
is undoubtedly THE challenge to
all to do the utmost in helping to
unravel the mytsery. if humanly
“May we all remember that
this colossal wish could come
closer to realization if each of
tts. will consider it a personal
obligation,” says .Mrs. Parrish,
Contributions in Red
Cross Drive Is Now
Nearing $2,000 Quota
Chairman Herbert Hol
j lowell Reports 51,650
Repo'-ting Tuesday, Hi rtn-rt Jl.•'!■>-
we 11, : ■ for the Cho.van < '
j .t.y Red Cross Fund Raising ■Drive,,-ap
pearrij'ynry opt-ioustic lhat'ithb noun
ty’.s $2. l! "0 ou-o’a will he reachod. up
. to Tuesday Mr. Hollowell bad n
.totaling which was still
'complete <i : d not iiu'.'nde
business which i- '’■•iiiLr
: lieited by Ralph IVrfisb a:.d. \V. E.
Mr. .11 0.1 10 w.- -- very anxious to
complete the dm'e litis Wo k. that
j he appeals to any who have not been
j solicited to.bring eontrihutipus to bin.
lat the Legget: X IJa dt
m. Ralph Parrish
i Heads Cancer Drive
Drive For Funds Will
Be Started Latter
Part of March
Mrs. Ralph E. Parrish, in a report :
of the activities of the welfare com
mittee of the Junior Woman's Club ,
for the year, announces that in boxes :
of clothes have been sent to Europe,
one CARE box sent last month and
a family in Edenton was provided for
Two cancer patients in the county
are being supplied dressings made in !
the surgical class organized by Mrs.
Parrish last fall. To date, approxi
mately 000 dressings have been made.
Mrs. Parrish will hold the drive j
for the American Society for the
Control of Cancer which is being
sponsored by the Junior Woman's.
Club the latter part of March, the :
date to be announced in a later issue j
of The Herald.
EDENTON BAPTIST CHURCH Will BE HOST
TO B.T.U. CONVENTION TWO DAYS IN APRIL
Representatives From Some 120 Churches Are
Expected to Attend Sessions April 9 and 10;
Interesting Program Being Arranged
Definite dates for the annual East
ern Regional Training Union Con
vention have been released by the
State office as Friday and Saturday,
April 9th and 10th. The Edenton
Baptist Church will be host to the
convention and all training union
members, workers, officers, leaders
and pastors wil! be interested in this
The Eastern Region is composed of
some 120 churches of the Chowan
and West Chowan Associations. It
embraces the territory from the Vir
ginia State line through Hyde Coun
ty and from the Roanoke River to
the Atlantic Ocean. Each church is
Many Famous Br cball
Figures Plan to 'v isit
13 Exhibition Games on
Schedule For Eden
Sometime next week recruits of the
Binghamton baseball team are ex
| peeted to arrive to set up their spring
! training quarters in Edenton. From
4o to 50 boys are expected to try for
berths on the Triplet squad and with
; this group .yiii also he Loon Hain.il
i ton,..business manager, who also in
formed Mayor Leroy liaskett that
Jack; Hand, As-ocialed Press sports
• writer, wilt vj-y •he camp this sea
so.l ami Writings \yilj In* carried
a! *v*" r f ... I 'nip d' Ftafes land fan -
-ada. :■. Twin -'"l>j a ton nev.:sp tper
spurts .Writers 'ataiVue fro, a; Endieot:..
X. Ya-Wili iilsif lie. Avith'the rlnb : . ■
-Mr Kami ton- also informed Mayor
Haskett-that 1 tty Judge R- iban. Dis
; fcrlcl Attorney Robert Brink and sev
eral other city ami 'county .officials
. plan it o visit ‘ hit catop. •
■ lii- let;or to Mayor Haskett,-Mr!
I lit ilton said he. "wished to! take .'the
. opportunity of thanking . yott aiei the
T ■ vti I'uiiiit: for■ the kind-.vonsidvra.-
-. t'oil show i' uR ’a-t- soas.on land, for th'e
i- - <j»erat you may exti iuj this
yiar. W. fee! t"wa'd Edonton and
'tin- Gounei! I\ery close and ft itn t.'o
acitial contact comitig to file porsor
.;t”y-'the city of Biin-ghanit'of) jvv'S'H have
a ..goodly croaii i.vf fans -journeyllto
E-deijtdn while \ve, are ;n cymp, a
' ntimorous pt ojt ,■ • are' planning on
’taking their vaca'.ion and : d it -in -
Edenton.; . . -'d,;, d-'/ V
Peter Carlti .. . ■ ' . >
Chajhbl-r of.r'- r. i o : r,-. , t - d M -riim.i .t -
Association, a . ' 'ha- ro.cl . a
ter In- i, Mi ■ Ha- * a in e =V Re
r.i h-a's; it • a timratlv - ; -ln.:du!c f- ■\ -
I'.iby.ion '.games to ue plan ■; d.iiii:g
the spring training • /
tiio gar os in Edenton' Mr. 1
say-, will be lone with. .I.i.te .Newark,;
X. .1 . club, which is a T:...- ■ A cla-l
outfit, only one step' ho; >\\ tho tnajor
Buddy Hassott. is tnanagyr ff .the
Binghamton team this 'year.' succeed-
I ing Vernon (Lefty) Goon
The tentative schedub of- game's
April 4—-New Bi rn a: Edenton.
April 7—-Norfolk at Edenton.
April B—(Norfolk at Hertford;
April 10—Harrisburg. I’a., at Eden
April 11—Wilmington, X. at
April 12-—Newark, X. J, at Eden
i April 13—Manchester, X. H., at
April 14 -Goldsboro at Goldsboro..
[ April 15—Wilson, X. C., at Eden
April l(i-—Manchester vs. Norfolk
’ a Edenton. >
April 18—Manchester vs. Amster
! dam, X. Y„ at Edenton.
I April 19- • Rocky Mount at Eden
April 20—Binghamton vs. Wake
Forest College (night game) at Eden
April 21—Williamsport,. Pal, at
April 22—(Williamsport at Edenton.
The Binghamton team is schedu'ed
; to break camp on April 23 and head
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■ I requested to appoint official deie
! gates and all training .union members
• and all others interested in 11.T.U.
. work are cordially invited to attend,
i According to reports from the Re
■ gional Director* John Elliott of Eden
i ton, a very interesting program of
; addresses, talks, conferences, demon
strations, vocal and instrumental
music is being arranged. The pro
‘ gram will he divided into four ses
i sions and the convention open at 2:55
: Friday afternoon and closes at 3:10
P. M. Saturday afternoon. All
church directors and pastors will be
i gin now to make plans for the at*
; tendance of their group.