Volume XV.—Number 24.
I Overseas Aid Drive
[Scheduled To Start
p Sunday June 13th
■ First Appeal Will Be
f Made By Ministers
I In Churches
Kl At a meeting of the Chowan Com
pT mittee for she overseas aid forchild
| ren appeal held in the Court House
H Monday night, plans for raising the
BaCounty’s quota of $1,416 were dis-
E- cussed, and it was decided to open
■ the drive Sunday.
p' It is hoped that a house-to-house
* canvass will not be »necessary, the
l .first phase of the campaign being an
I' appeal in the churches. The various
I ministers have been requested to
s bring out the importance of the
cause in their sermons.
It is also planned to place booths
on the street Friday and Saturday
of the first week of the drive to take
contributions. Both Boy and Girl
Scouts will be asked to assist with
the booths. Members of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce will also be
asked to solicit contributions from
the firms with which they are con
Committees were selected to con-
Iduct the drive, and include the follow
Town Churches —Mrs. C. Pi Wales,
County Chairman—The Rev. W. C. 1
I Co-Chairman—Jack Fletcher.
Cotton Mill—R. F. Elliott.
Colored People—Mrs. C. C. Cox.
Business and Professional Women’s
; Club—Mrs. E. K. White.
Booths —Mrs. C. P. Wales, Jr., and
Mrs. Myda Price.
Chairman Frank Holmes requested
a finance chairman to be elected in
I the absence of Mrs. W. D. Pruden,
who will act as co-chairman upon her
return. Nick George, who is chair
man of the Jaycee Youth activities,
was subsequently elected.
Another meeting has been called
for Monday night, June 21, at 8:30 '
o’clock in the Court House. All mem
bers are especially urged to be pres
ent at this meeting.
i PTA Seeking Band
Director's Salary In
Budget Os School
Delegation Appears Be
fore County Commis
Chowan County Commissioners at
their meeting Monday were requested
by a' delegation from the Edenton
Parent-Teacher Association to in
clude in the school budget an appro
priation to cover the salary of the ■
Vband director, Ben Stevenson. The
group, who chose John A. Holmes as
' the spokesman, asked for an appro
priation of $3,000, of which $2,700 is
for salary and S3OO for incidental ex
It" was stated that the association
has enough funds to pay the salary
through June, but after that date the
funds will be practically exhausted.
The Commissioners wefb told that Mr.
I Stevenson has’ been working . since
January 1, and that already there jwe
I between 50 and .60 members in the
| : band, whose progress under the direc
* - tion of Mr. Stevenson is little short
of phenomenal'. He has been in
structing the band only on a part
; time basis, but it is the'intention to
have him work on a full time
The Commissioners agreed that the
r band is a valuable asset to the com
. munity, but were in no position to
make definite commitments. On Mon
day they had .in hand the various
; budgets of the county government, so
3 that they promised to give the matter
|, serious consideration when they' work
f‘ on the expenditures for the coming
Various members, of the delegation
injected pleas that the appropriation
be allowed, stating that it would be a
calamity to let them down now after
the -hard work they have'devoted to
getting the band started and the
| splendid progress under the direction
j of Mr. Stevenson.
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
ACE PERFORMER IN AIR SHOW JUNE 20
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Above is pictured Betty Skelton with her plane “The Little Stinker,” in which she will be one of the
star performers in the mammoth air show to be staged at the Edenton Naval Air Station Sunday, June
20. The show is sponsored by the Edenton Junior Chamber of Commerce and is expected to attract a
great crowd of people. The show will start at 3 o’clock with the proceeds going to the Chowan Hos
pital Auxiliary, West Albemarle Boy Scout District and the Junior Woman’s Club playground project.
Top Aerial Artists
Will Be On Program
Os iaycee Air Show
Program on June 20 Is
Expected to Attract
Some of the nation’s top aerial ar
tists will participate in the Edenton
Jaycees’-sponsored air show which is
set for Sunday, June 20, at the former
Edentotr Naval Air Station.
The thrill-packed show lasting two
and a half hours will include per
formances by pretty Betty Skelton,
“Miss Florida Aviation of 1947,” Carl
Dunn, famed stunt pilot; Woody Ed- I
mondson, ranked one of the top ten |
men in the aviation profession, and
The air show will combine all the
thrills and breath-taking stunts that
can possibly be p 3 eked into two and
a half hours. 'Die show is performed
by headliners, Top artists, and their
fame is nationwide.
Blonde Betty Skelton is one of the
youngest and prettiest girl aviators in
the country. Only 21, she holds the
Southeastern Women’s racing title
for 1946, as well as title winner for
Miss Florida Aviation in 1947. She
weighs only 100 pounds and stands
five feet three inches. She pilots her 1
own plane, a biplane painted white <
and orange, and named “The Little •
Stinker.” She has been flying for 1
five years and has played air shows in
all the larger cities. Her racing and
stunting are considered top flight by
Carl Dunn, the stunt pilot extra
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Joint Vacation Bible
School Planned Be
Heldln Parish House
ians and Methodists
Daily vacation Bible school will be
gin next Monday in which children of
the Methodist, Episcopal and 'Pres
byterian Churches will be enrolled.
The school will remain in session
two weeks with classes meeting five
days, each week from 9 to 11:15 A. M.
'Die school will be held in the
Parish House, and all children, re
gardless of denomination, are invited
Final Meeting Os Year
For Si Paul’s Auxiliary
The Woman’s Auxiliary of St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 3:30
o’clock in the Parish House. Mm. J.
A. Moortt, president of the Auxiliary,
calls attention to the fact that this
; 3 £&££%££ B
’ ness, is scheduled to be transacted.
She, therefore, urges all members to
make a special effort to be present.
Edenton, dhowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, June 10,1948.
Herald To Appear
Early Next Week^
In order to enable the editor
of The Herald to attend the 1948
convention of the North Carolina
Press Association, The Herald
will appear a day earlier next
week. Any news or advertise
ments. must, therefore, be in a
day 1 earlier than usual.
The convention will be held at
Fontanna Village in Western
North Carolina, so that the Her- 1
aid editor and Max Campbell, 1
editor of The Perquimans Week- 1
ly, plan to leave Wednesday. 1
Bible School Will
Begin Next Monday
Meeting of Faculty and
Workers Will Be Held
The daily vacation Bible school of
the Baptist Church will begin Mon
day morning, June 14, at 9 o’clock.
A complete faculty of competent
workers has been secured for the
school, which will last for two weeks.
The pastor, the Rev. R. N. Carroll,
urges a full attendance and coopera
tion throughout the church.
A meeting of the faculty and
workers will be held Friday morning
at 9 o’clock at the church, at which
time all children who possibly can
are urged to attend in order to be
registered and ready for the opening
of the school Monday morning.
Girl Scout Troop
Ceremony on Green to
Girl Scout Troop No. 2 held a
Court of Award on the Court House
green Tuesday afternoon when second
class badges were awarded to mem
bers of the troop.
Mrs. Frank Elliott announced that
the final Court of Awards at the end
of efwh Girl Scout year will hence
forth be held on the green, thus
establishing a , traditional ceremony
for Edenton Girl Scouts.
Hospital Auxiliary Will
Meet Friday, June 16
A meeting of the Chowan Hospital
Auxiliary will be held Wednesday
afternoon, June 16, at 8:30 o’clock
in the nurses' home. This will be the
last active meeting for the summer,
so that every member is urged to be
present to transact some important
Regular meetings will be resumed
Edenton Colonials In
Tie With Plymouth
For Second Place
Windsor Rebels Leading
By Few Points 1
STANDING OF CLUBS
W. L. Pet.
Windsor 5 2 .710
Edenton 5 3 .625
Plymouth 5 3 .625 ;
Hertford 4 4 .500
Colerain 3 5 .266
Elizabeth City 1 6 .142
With a total of eight games play
ed thus far in the Albemarle League
season, the Edenton Colonials have
won five and lost three games. Up
to Wednesday morning the Colonials
were tied with Plymouth for second
place with a percentage of .625, with
Windsor leading with a mark of .710.
Hertford is in fourth place with .500,
followed by Colerain with .266 and !
Elizabeth City in the cellar with .142.
The Colonials lost Tuesday night
to Colerain on the latter’s diamond
3-0. Ernie Johnson, -on the mound ,
for Colerain, allowed only two hits,
which were made by Parker and
On Monday night the Colonials de
feated Colerain on Hicks Field 11-8, I
when the locals collected 12 hits off '
Stapleton, Thorne and Mustian.
Tn Plymouth Sunday afternoon the
Colonials lost a ragged game 8-6.
The locals were far in the lead, but
the Plymouth team gradually forged
ahead to win out.
On Hicks Field Saturday night the
Colonials downed Elizabeth City 8-2.
It was a close game until the third
inning when the locals tallied four
runs as the result of a double by
Pope, a walk for Bohonko, a single
by Fulghum and a home run by
Parker. Peacock also singled in this
inning. Joe Fulghum later in the
game sent the ball soaring over left
field fence for a home run.
Friday night in Elizabeth City the
Colonials won a close game from the
Senators 8-7. The Colonials took a
four-run lead in the first inning, but
the Senators turned the trick in the
sixth, leading 7-5. The Colonials,
however, tallied three runs in the
seventh to tie up the game.
Today (Thursday) the Colonials
are scheduled to play at Windsor,
with Plymouth scheduled to play on
Hicks Field Friday night, with a re
turn game to be played in Plymouth
Legion Junior Team
Will Play Tonight
Due to threatening weather, the
Legion Junior baseball game schedtal
ed for Tuesday night with the Eliza
beth City boys, was ealled off. The
two teams are scheduled to meet to
night (Thursday) on Hicks Field at
Coach Nick George stated that the
admission price has been reduced
from 50 coits to 35 cents for adults
and 20 cents for children. He is
anxious to have a large crowd of
fans attend the game.
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Miss Paulina Hassell |
Retires As Member
Local School Faculty
Connected With Eden
ton School For Past
Mrs. Cassie Coxe, assisted by Mrs.
Wood Privott, Was hostess to. the
Edenton city school faculty at -a buf
fet supper given at her home on
North Broad Street on Thursday
evening, June 3, from 9:30 to 11
o’clock. The occasion was a surprise
party honoring Mrs. Coxe’s sister,
Miss Paulina Hassell, who retired
from the teaching profession at the
close of the present school year. Miss
Hassell’s retirement, which came as a
great surprise to friends, pupils and
co-workers, is deeply regretted.
A gift of silver from co-workers
and Mrs. Wood Privott as a token of
esteem and admiration, was presented
to Miss Hassell by Superintendent
John A. Holmes, who said briefly,
“To one whose good works, efficiency,
loyalty and cooperation as a teacher
and citizen have not only spread to
help the lives of hundreds directly,
but thousands indirectly, and even to
the unborn, who will derive benefits
from your usefulness.”
Miss Hassell, who graduated from
Woman’s College at Greensboro,
North Carolina, prior to her entering
the teaching profession, has done ex- -
tensive educational traveling during
her years of service in the North
Carolina public schools.
In 1927 Miss Hassell spent several
weeks in Europe, where she traveled
with an educational party. Prior to
the European travel tour, she spent
several weeks on a travel tour
through the Canadian Rockies and
the west coast. Her interest in edu
cation was furthered at various sum
mer schools in this state and at Co
lumbia University, New York City,
where she studied toward a master’s
degree for four summers.
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Annie Ruth White
Wins Nursing Prize
Edenton Girl Graduates
At University of
Miss Annie Ruth White received 1
her R. N. degree from the University |
of Maryland last week as well as her j
B. S. degree from Woman’s College, |
Greensboro, N. C. Miss White also .
received the Mary K. Waltham prize, j
which is awarded to the nurse who j
shows the most human understanding j
in the attention given to the patients |
in the wards.
Hold Special Meeting
Thursday, June 17th
Figures Eor New Bud
get Will Be Con
Chowftn County Commissioners will
meet in special session Thursday
morning, June 17, at 10 o’clock. The
purpose of this meeting will be to
consider the various budgets, pare
wherever possible and make final de
cisions regarding appropriations so
that County Accountant E. W. Spires
will be enabled to compile next year’s
budget and calculate the tax rate.
The Commissioners, despite the fact
that every budget calls for an in
crease, are hopeful that it will not be
necessary to increase the tax rate,
which for the last year was sl.lO on
the SIOO property valuation.
MURRAY SMALL RECEIVES
DEGREE AT WAKE FOREST
Murray Johnson Small was among
the students awarded degrees at
Wake Forest College’s recent 114th
annual commencement exercises. He
was presented the degree of Bachelor
FIVE FIRST GRADERS HAVE
PERFECT ATTENDANCE RECORD
■ The following children of Miss
Fannie ‘Sue Sayers’ first grade have
a perfect attendance record, being
neither absent nor tardy daring the
past school term:
Richard Copeland, Walter Lee
Stowe, Clyde Cobb, Charles White
and Mary Frances McClenney.
S2~OO Per Year
Removal Os Parking
Meters Again Before
Councilmen Os Town
Special Meeting Is Plan
ned to Cast Decisive
Vote on Matter
Contrary to expectations, Town
Council had a comparatively brief
meeting Tuesday night, completing
the business for the month in a little
over two hours.
Only one major issue faced the
Councilmen, that being the parking
meter problem. H. A. Campen, pres
ident of the Chamber of Commerce
and Merchants Association, and a
small group of merchants attended
the meeting, armed with another pe
tition requesting abandonment of the
meters. The petition, signed by a
great majority of merchants and
business people, set out that the
meters have affected their business
and that after an eight-months trial
it was their desire to have them re
moved. Mr. Campen also stated that
no effort had been made to present
a delegation, that it was not the pur
pose to put up an argument but
simply present the fact that the
meters are undesirable and detri
mental to business.
After hearing Mr. Campen, Mayor
Leroy Haskett dismissed the delega
tion, stating that the matter will be
considered and the decision made
Later the Councilmen took up the
matter but due to the absence of one
of the members, J. Clarence Leary,
it was decided to call a special meet
ing, at which all members are pres
ent, to vote on whether or not the
meters should be removed.
The Councilmen, without exception,
expressed the desire to pursue the
proper course. It was pointed out
that the Councilmen would solve the
parking problem in Edenton and be
of benefit to the merchants. It was
also pointed out that since the meters
were installed there has been practi
cally no complaints about parking.
One of the Councilmen reported
having made a canvass of the mer
chants and of the number contacted
only two stated that the meters had
not hurt their business.
Os course, no vote was taken Tues
day night, but while the sentiment
was not unanimous in favor of the .
meters, it was evident that the
majority of the members will vote
to retain the parking'meters.
The only other business confront
ing the Councilmen was the Health
| Department budget, which was pre
; sented by Dr. S. V. Lewis, Health
I Officer. The budget calls for an ex
j penditure by the town of $293.10
1 above last year. The, budget was
| referred to the finance committee.
Helen Jones Resigns
As Assistant Home
Agent As Os July Ist
Successor Will Be Miss
Lillian Swinson of
Miss Helen Jones, assistant home
demonstration agent for Chowan and
Perquimans counties, has tendered her
resignation, which will go into effect
July 1. Miss Jones succeeded Miss
Hazel Shaw, who resigned when she
married Logan Elliott. Miss Jones,
according to Miss Pauline Smith,
Northeastern District Agent, is one
of the best young girls on the staff.
Miss Jones will be succeeded by
Miss Lillian Swinson of Warsaw. She
is a graduate of Meredith College and
this will be her first assignment in
home demonstration work. Miss Re
becca Colwell, home agent, accom
panied Miss Swinson to the County
Commissioners’ meeting Monday and
introduced her to the various mem
bers. Her pleasing personality im
pressed the Commissioners, and she
will report for duty July 1.
Hubert Elliott Now
At Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Hubert A. Elliott, son of Mrs. John
M. Elliott, Sr., has accepted a posi
tion with the McGraw-Hill Book
! Company and is now located at Oak
1 Ridge, Tenn., where he is acting as
ian editorial consultant for the
! National Nuclear Energy Series being
: published for the Atomic Energy
For the past three years, the for
! mer Edentonian was a member of
i the American Broadcasting Com
pany’s San Francisco news staff.