Volume XV.—Number 21.
Griffin Chairman At
Adopt School Resolution
Presented By John
Comparatively few Democrats at
tended the County?. Convention held
in the Court House Saturday after
noon, at which time Lloyd E. Grif
fin was re-elected chairman. Weldon
Hollowell was also placed in nomina
tion, with the vote being 15 for Grif
fin and 10 for Hollowell. Mrs. E. N.
Elliott was re-elected vice chairman
without any opposition, and E. W.
Spires had no opposition in his re
election as secretary-treasurer.
Mr. Griffin presided over the meet
ing and at the outset called on Mr.
Spires for a report as treasurer. Mr.
Spires stated that $l5O had been sent
. to the State Executive Committee and
that there was a balance of $28.70
with all bills paid.
Upon his re-election Mr. Griffin, of
course, expressed his appreciation
for the honor, and said he hoped all
Democrats will take an active part
in the party’s activities. “If ever
there was a time when democracy
is on trial,” said Mr. Griffin, “that
time is now. People are now pursu
ing the same trend of government
as was the case in Europe, which if
continued can lead only to Socialism
or Communism. Our war veterans
have saved democracy, and we should
not allow foreign ideologies of the
world to come in and take hold.” *
Due to the fact that not all precinct
delegates were present, a motion
was made and passed to nalne all
present at the meeting delegates to
the State Convention which will be
held in Raleigh today (Thursday),
with each one who attends being en
titled to an equal fraction of the
County’s eight votes.
Those were named delegates
by reason of their attendance were:
John F. White, Medlin Belch, R. L.
Pratt, #cM*Han/ Join Gra
ham, Mrs. John Lee Spruill, J. H.
McMullan, E. W. Spired, Tom Hos
kins, Jr., Mrs. Jim Hassell, G. E. Cul
lipher, Lloyd E. Griffin, Mrs. E. N.
Elliott, Weldon Hollowell, Mrs. John
White, E. N. Elliott, Mrs. George P.
Byrum, Mrs.* Philip McMullan, Mrs.
W. D. Pruden, T. L. Ward, J. N. Pru
den, L. H. Haskett, Raleigh Hollo
well, Dr. Frank Hughes, H. A. Cam
pen, Frank Williams, George C.
Wood, Jr., Mrs. Frank Williams, T. A.
Berryman, J. Edwin Bufflap, Maurice
Bunch, Mrs. John Graham, T. C. By
rum and David Holton.
Adding interest to the convention
was a resolution presented by John
F., White, in which the Chowan Con
vention recommended .that the State
Jbe requested to assume the obliga
tion of maintaining and building new
school buildings in the various coun
ties of North Carolina.
Mr. White referred to the State
taking over the highways, and said
that since the State has control of all
phases of schools except building and
maintenance, and that a huge surplus
of funds exist, he saw no reason why
the idea would not be beneficial to the
various counties and the educational
system of the State as a whole.
The resolution met with some op
position, but finally passed by a vote
of 12 .to 9. ,
A committee was appointed to
draw up resolutions in respect to
Democrat who have died since the
last convention. This committee con
sisted of Mrs. E. N. Elliott, Philip S.
McMullan and B. W. * Evans. De
ceased Democrats include George C.
Wood, Sr., L. C. Burton, W. D. Pru
den, J. Henderson Dail, John R.
Griffin, E. C. Perry, J. L. Savage, R.
W. Leary, Sr., I. D. Harrell, as well
as any others who might have beer,
Swimming Pool Will
Open On June sth
Operation at Night Will
Be Eliminated This
According to William Privott,
manager of the Edenton Navq,l Air
Station for the Town of Edenton,
preparations are being made to open
the swimming pool on Saturday, June
5. Ur. Privott will have charge of
the pool this year, and it is hoped
that the revenue will be sufficient to I
meet'the cost of operation. J
Though not definitely determined, !
tentative plans are for the pool being
in use only during the day, witlftij*
v elimination of operation at nights I
; unless for some special occasion, or|
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THE CHOWAN HERALD,
| CITIZENS OF TOMORROW
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Above appears another-installment in the series of “Citizens of
. Tomorrow.” Pictured in top row, left to right, are: Leigh Dobson,
daughter of Mrs. Grace Dobson; Barbara Dail, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Nathan Dail; Sharon Lupton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hector
Lupton. Bottom row, left to right, Mary Pearl and Jud Harrell,
daughter and son of ,Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Harrell; Sarah and
Jacqueline Asbell, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Asbell of Tyner;
Ruth and Billy White, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Two Senior Boys To
Boys' State In Jone
John Harney and Kelly
Byruiti Selected For
Ed Bond Post of the American
Legion will sponsor two boys at Tar
Heel Boys’ State which will be held in
Chapel Hill June 13-20. The two
boys, one a senior at Edenton High
School and the other a senior at Cho
wan High School, will attend the ses
sion with all expenses paid by the
The two boys selected are John
WatfiSy ftom thfe'Etffeirtofi school ifhd
Kelly Byrum of the Ryland section,
who is the Chowan High School
At Boys’ State an opportunity is
given to study government, world,
national, state and local. It is an in
troduction to the duties, problems
and responsibilities of citizenship.
At Woman's Club
Affair Scheduled to Be
Held Thursday Night
Though originally scheduled to be
held at the Legion hut, the Masonic
banquet will be held ’ instead at the
Junior Woman’s Club, according to
Hubert Williford, junior warden of
the lodge and in charge of the
The banquet is scheduled to be held
Thursday night, May 27, at 7:30
o’clock, with the banquet to be serv
ed by ladies of the Methodist Church.
The principal speaker will be Leon
Gray, superintendent of Oxford Or
phanage, and an interesting program
is being prepared. Tickets are now
on sale and any Mason who expects
to attend must notify either T. B.
Williford ,or Hubert Williford before
next Monday afternoon so that the
ladies will know how many to pre
Bill Os Ehringhaus
Town Councilmen were no little
surprised at Friday night’s meeting
when a letter was read from J. C. B.
Ehringhaus, who recently defended
the Town of Edenton in the Hervey
Foundation suit. *
In the letter was Mr. Ehringhaus’
bill for his services in the amount of
$5,000, which was a great deal more
than the Councilmen had anticipated.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
today (Thursday) at 1 o'clock in the
Parish House. A current' attendance
contest is very slose, so that both
William and Frank Holmes urge all
members to be present.
CURRENT CUT OFT
Though Chqwan County escaped
[any serious damage as the result of
a rather widespread wind storm
I Monday afternoon, electric consum
ers were without current for more
than an hour; Disruption of service
j was caused \fy a tree falling across
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 20,1948.
Dr. Everett Gill Will
Preach At Baptist
Church On Sunday
Young People Will Con
duct Wid-week Ser
vice May 26th
In the absence of the pastor, the
Rev. R. N. Carroll, members of the
Baptist Church will be privileged to
hear Dr. Everett Gill of Wake For
est Sunday, May 23, at the morning
hour, 11 o’clock and at the evening
hour, 8 o’clock.
Dr. Gill is a returned ' missionary
and is very much, ih'.demand as a
lecturer and a ; preacher. He has
spoken to.many^audiences in various
sections of the United States. Be
sides this, he has filled the pulpit of
many outstanding churches of both
the Northern and Southern Baptist
Conventions. No doubt, Edenton
people will be glad of this oppor
tunity to hear Dr. Gill twice, on
Sunday. The public is cordially in
The Midweek Prayer Service on
Wednesday night, May 26, will be
conducted three young men from
the Young People’s Department of
the Training Union—Keith Emmin
izer, Joe Privott, Harold Webb—who
will speak on the Joy, Power and
Victory for the Christian in God’s
Word. The scripture is to be read
by Charles W. Overman, Jr. The
public is invited to attend.
VfW Post Plats
Parade and Program at
'Plans are now under way by the
William H. Coffield, Jr., Post of Vet
erans of Foreign Wars to stage a
memorial service Sunday, May 30.
William M. Rhoades has been named
chairman of a committee to arrange
the affair, which tentatively calls for
a parade from the Court House green
to the cemetery, where a service will
be held over the grave of a departed
Mr. Rhoades states that all vet
erans, whether they served overseas
or "not, are urged to participate in
tlje parade and * ceremony at the
cemetery, requesting them to meet at
the Court House by 2:30 o’clock so
that the program at the cemetery can
begin promptly at 3 o’clock.
The Edenton Band will lead the
Apparent Outbreak «
In Juvenile Robberies
No little concern was evidenced by
Town Councilmen Friday night when
Chief of «Polke R. L. Pratt reported
that up to that time 13 juvenile rob
beries had occurred in Edenton since
the first of the month.
All of the youths had been appre
hended, stated Chief 'Pratt, but the
apparent outbreak is rather puzzling
to the police. "
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will meet tonight (Thursday)
at >8 o’clock, at which time the first
degree win be conferred upon a can-
Lions Club Minstrel
Will Be Repeated
Friday Night, May 21
Proceeds of Second Per
formance For Benefit
As the result of many requests,
the Edenton Lions Club will repeat
its Mefrrie Minstrel and Jubilee, which
was presented Tuesday night of last
week in the high school auditorium.
The minstrel will be presented
again in the school auditorium Friday
night, May 21, with the curtain
scheduled to rise at 8:30 o’clock. The
show will be presented this time for
the benefit of the Chowan Hospital
Auxiliary and from present indica
tions another capacity crowd is an
ticipated. Tickets are on sale by
members of the Auxiliary through
out the County, with reports that
sales have been very encouraging.
The previous show was presented for
the benefit of the Edenton Band.
Practically every member of the
cast for the first showing will again
take part, with H. A. Campen re
peating his role as interlocutor. Os
course, it is planned to have new
jokes and possibly a few more minor
changes, so it is expected that many
who enjoyed the show last week will
, attend the repeat performance.
Fight Unusual Fire
Puddening of Tug Boat
Ignited By Acetylene
Edenton firemen were called upon
Tuesday afternoon to fight an un
usual *fire at the County dock, when
the puddening on the tug boat Peggy
Green, owned by Emmett Wiggins,
caught fire and for a time threatened
to destroy the boat.
The puddening caught fire by a
spark from an acetylene torch which
was being used by an employee of
Jake Hobowsky in dismantling a
Navy LCI, anchored nearby, which
was also recently purchased by Mr.
Wiggins. - .
A brisk wind blew the spark into
the puddening, which developed into
a stubborn fire, with water thrown
on it having little effect. After some
difficulty firemen were able to detach
the burning bulk which fell in the
water. Little damage was done to
the bow of the boat.
Short Os Pitchers
J. D. Thorne, Lester Jor
dan and Herman Vick
Missing This Year
In preparation for the opening of
the Albemarle League baseball season
on May 31, Edenton’s Colonials are
practicing regularly and thus far have
won three of four exhibition games,
though at present there is some con
cern regarding the pitching staff. J.
D. Thorne, Herman Vick and Lester
Jordan, three ace hurlers of last
year’s team, will be absent, so that no
little concern is caused in this im
Manager John Byrum and other
team officials, however, expect to
have another strong contender on the
diamond despite the present discour
aging outlook. >
W. J. Berryman Speaker
At Rocky Hock Finals
Graduation exercises marking the
close of the term will be held in the
Rocky Hock school Friday, May 28,
beginning at 8 o’clock. The speaker
for the occasion will be W. J. Berry- ,
Superintendent W. J. Taylor also
announced this week that the colored
schools in the county unit will close
6n May 27 and 28.
R. E. Aiken, Jr., Will
Audit Town’s Books
R. E. Aiken, Jr., who recently open
ed an accounting business in Edenton,
on Friday night was awarded the
contract to audit the Town of Eden
ton’s books. For many years A. T.
Allen haa audited the books, but Mr.
Aiken’s bid for the work was $l5O,
which was below the bid of the Alim
| HOME AGAIN
After a year and a half in Ger
many, where he served as judge
in the trials of Nazi war crimin
als, Judge Richard D. Dixon and
Mrs. Dixon arrived in Edenton
Sunday. Needless to say, both
are happy to again put foot on
Collections At Base
Report Includes Final
Business In Capacity
William Privott, manager of the
Naval Air Station for Edenton, pre
sented a report at Friday night’s
Town Council meeting, which report
covered final collections as receiver
■as well as since he has been acting as
the town’s agent.
Collections for rent from April 1
to May 10 amounted to $265.97, which
came from A. R. Bridgford, Clyde
Babb, Jimbo’s Jumbos, Hubert Gar
row, A. L. Boaz, C. C. Krow and K.
G. Curtis. This amount did not in
clude the Hervey Foundation rent of ,
As receiver Mr. Privott collected
a total of $292.27, which came from 1
J. C. Edwards, quarters, $10.00; j
N. C. Fisheries Commission, $150.00; ■
A. L. Chestnutt, quarters, $20.00; '
Clyde Babb, quarters, $64.00; Jimbos •
Jumbos, storage, $903; J. C. Williams,
two bushels of pears, $3.00; W. S. 1
Privott, drying space for peanuts, ’
$4.88; Chowan Storage Co., drying
space for peanuts, $6.88; Albemarle ■
Peanut Co., drying space for peanuts, ■
$12.96; Satterfield & Holton, drying
space for peanuts, $3.92; Glenn Bunch,
drying space for peanuts, $7.60.
Mr. Privott also presented several
proposed renters and secured the ap- ‘
proval of Town Council to prepare
proper leases. j
VFW Is Sponsoring
Efforts Directed at Re- <
duction of Unneces- <
Members of the William H. Cof
field, Jr., Post, No. 9280, Veterans of ’
Foreign Wars, are now conducting a ,
safety campaign, the effort being -
termed “We desire to honor the dead
by helping the living.
A banner has been stretched across \
Broad Street lettered “Today Is ,
Safety Day”, and besides this the (
post is * distributing green cross ■
buttons among school children, spon- j
soring a safety slogan contest, dis- }
playing safety posters and stickers,
as well as educational books on saf- ,
ety, which will be used in schools.
Commenting on the campaign,
Henry G. Quinn, commander of the
Post calls attention to the following
During the last 12 months 40 ac
cidents were reported in Chowan *
County, with three people killed and '
Nineteen fires have cost the com- .
munity the loss of one life and sll,-
300 in property and content damage.
“Will the people of historical Eden
ton permit a repetition of this in the
next 12 months?” asks Mr. Qninn.
“It has been proved that accidents
can be successfully reduced through
safety education, to which end the
VFW is enlisting the cooperation of
COFFEE SHOP CLOSED SUNDAYS
C. C.|Sanders, manager of Hotel
Joseph Hewes, announced Wednesday
that, effective next Sunday, the coffee
nhon will nnf Ko AttAfl AH I
$2.00 Per Year.
Junior Woman’s Club
Seeks Town Aid To
Request Referred to Fi
nance Committee For
Postponed Tuesday night of last
week due to the Lions Club Minstrel
and failure to meet Monday night due
to lack of a quorum, Town Council
met Friday night in a session con
tinuing until the midnight hour.
A delegeation of Junior Women’s
Club members, including a number of
women not members, appeared at the
meeting in quest of an appropriation
for the upkeep and summer super
vision of the local playground. It
was pointed out that many children
in Edenton are benefitted by the play
ground and that no little favorable
comment has been forthcoming from
tourists, some of whom stop long
enough for children to play. The
Council was informed that the club
has spent from its treasury, not in
cluding donations, $626.85 on the
playground, and since the Club is
small, it cannot continue to meet the
expense, together with other merit
orious projects in which the Club is
anxious to take part.
A petetion was presented which re
quested an appropriation and was
signed by the following:
Dorothy Campen, Margaret Floars,
Virginia Byrum, Ernestine Jones,
Enola N. Smith, Elizabeth Lupton,
Doris Jean Weeks, Vivian Mooney,
Mrs. Richard F. Elliott, Mrs. W. E.
Bond, Mrs. E. T. Rawlinson, Mrs. W.
G. Brotton, Mrs. J. N. Pruden, Jr.,
Mrs. J. Willis McClenney, Mrs. Rich
ard P. Baer, 11, Mrs. Ralph Parrish,
Mrs. Nathan Dail, Mrs. J. M. Thorud,
Mrs. Rupert Goodwin, Mrs. William
D. Holmes, Jr., Mrs. Charles P.
Wales, Jr., Mrs. George Crawford,
Mrs. Peter Carlton, Mrs. Martin
Wisely, Mrs. Kermit L. Layton, Mrs.
Joe Truslow, Mrs. C. M. Speight,
Mrs. Richard N. Hines, Mrs. John
Meredith Jones, Jr., Mrs. Earl Good
win, Mrs. John W. Graham, Mrs.
John A. Kramer, Mrs. Jimmie Earn
hardt, Mrs. R. H. Vaughan, Mrs.
David Holton, Mrs. J. Lester Fore
hand, Mrs. W. O. Elliott, Jr., Mrs.
W. D: Pruden, Mrs. Percy Smith, Mrs.
Linton Jackson, Mrs. Jesse White,
Mrs. Thomas Byrum, Jr., Mary Lee
Copeland, Mrs. Richard Dayis, Mrs.
John Lee Spruill, Mrs. W. E. Mills,
Mrs. Jesse Harrell, Mrs. J. L. Chest
nutt, Mrs. James M. Bond, Mrs. El
wood Nixon, Mrs. Paul Holoman, Mrs.
W. M. Cozart, Mrs. George I. Dail,
Mrs. A. B. Harless, Mrs. Wallace
Jones, Mrs. Edward Speight, Mrs.
Robert Bunch, Mrs. J. B. Harrison,
Mrs. J. J. Ross, Mrs. H. A. Campen,
Mrs. G. C. Hobbs.
Together with the petition was a
detailed report of the playground,
prepared by Miss Mary Lee Copeland,
the supervisor. The report showed
that the average daily attendance
for the three summer months was
43, with the highest attendance being
91 and the lowest 18. Only one ac
cident was reported, that being Al
bert Ward, who broke his collar bone
while playing with a tennis ball.
Miss Copeland reported that out
of-town visitors at the playground in
cluded people from Connecticut, Mas
sachusetts, Pennsylvania, California,
Georgia, Florida, South Carolina,
Virginia and numerous towns
and cities in North Carolina, all of
whom have been complimentary.
Many Edenton parents who have
visited the playground have also
highly praised the filling of a long-
The Councilmen were deeply im
pressed with the request for funds,
but with the present budget leaning
heavily toward the red side, it was
decided to refer the request to the
Finance Committee, which will soon
be working on the 1948-49 budget,
With the shad and herring season
at an end, Chowan County commer
cial fishermen have experienced one
of the most disastrous seasons in
many years. Generally, few fish have
been caught in comparison with pre
vious years, so that in many instances
fishermen took up their nets even be
fore the season was out.
Unseasonable weather conditions
has been primarily attributed to the
scarcity of fish this year, as the re
sult of which most fishermen have
made little money, and in some cases
a loss was taken.
SEVEN FIRES IN APRIL
Fire Chief R. K. Hall on Friday
night reported to Town Council that
seven fires occurred during April,
three of which were answered out