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Volume XV—Number 31.
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To Purchase Uniforms For
Edenton High School Band
Boys and Girls Asked to
Meet Friday Night to
BLUE AND GOLD
Few Parents Unable to
Provide Money For
At a meeting of the Edenton Band
Committee held Monday morning, it
was decided to purchase uniforms for
members of the band and the corps
of majorettes. All of the boys and
girls are, therefore, requested to
meet at the band room Friday night
for the purpose of being measured.
• The uniforms will be very attractive,
the design selected being blue trim
med in gold.
• The uniforms will be purchased
through Sidney Campen, who, in the
interest of the band, is contributing
his time in taking the measurements
as well as his commission on the
It was learned at Monday’s meet
ing that parents of about 18 children
are unable financially to purchase
uniforms and included in this number
are some of the band’s tnost talented
musicians. Os course, when the
band is uniformed, all members will
be required to wear one, so that the
Band Committee is appealing to in
dividuals or business concerns to. buy
a uniform for one or more of , these
boys or girls who otherwise will not
be able to participate in the band’s,
Any person interested in purchas
ing a uniform is requested to con
tact H. A. Campen,' treasurer, or
Director Ben Stevenson.
Mr. Stevenson has returned from
his vacation, so that rehearsals are
again underway. The band has made
excellent progress since taken over
about the first of the year by Mr.
Stevenson, and the acquisition of
new uniforms is expected to greatly
stimulate interest in the band not
only among members but ariiong
friends of the band as well.
Quota Is Reached In
Overseas Relief Drive
Frank Holmes Reports
S3O Collected Above
. Frank Holmes, chairman of the re
cent drive for aid for overseas re
lief, reported early this week that
the County’s goal of $1416 had been
reached, in fact-about S3O more than
the quota was received when final
reports were tabulated. The project
was sponsored by the Junior Wo
man’s Club, and the quota was reach
ed without a house-to-house canvass.
The greater portion of the contribu
tions were received through the var
' ious churches of the county, altl ough
; business concerns were solicited by
members of the Junior Chamber of
g Commerce and Junior Woman’s Club,
I most of whom are connected with
!* the various firms. The check for the
county’s contributions has been sent
to the Raleigh office.
Co-chairmen in the drive
W. D. Pruden and Nick George, who,
j together with Chairman Holmes, are
I very much gratified that it was not
f necessary to resort tq a house-to-
X house canvass to realize the quota.
| Mrs. John, Kramer, president of the
: Junior Woman’s Club, desires to ex
press her appreciation to . all who
helped in any way to make the drive
a success, both by making or solicit
St. Paul’s Church
Ofd/St; Paul’s Episcopal Church is
now undergoing an extensive repair
and remodeling program, with work
men last week removing all pews and
other furniture of the church in order
, to make way for the necessary work.
A new roof will be put on the church,
as well as complete renovatipn of the
interior of the building.
GEORGE BYRUM ON DEAN’S LIST
George Alma Byrum, son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. C. Byrum, was among
the students at the University of
North Carolina included on the Dean’s
List of the School of Commerce.
\ Students ipust average at least a “B”
on all studies to receive the honor.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Speaks At Manteo
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Miss Elizabeth Welsh, one of the
leading speech consultants in the
South today, will make the principal
address when members of the North
Carolina Federation of Women Clubs
and Home Demonstration clubs gather
at Manteo for a state-wide special
meeting and a presentation of Paul
Green’s symphonic drama, "The Lost
Colony,” on Friday, July 30.
Mrs. Mary Evans, president of the
hostess group for this special day, has
announced that invitations have been
extended to women’s organizations of
Virginia to attend.
L W. Spires Causes
Exqtement By Trip
In His Skiff Tuesday
Picked Up By Yacht Af
ter Caught In Dark
And Rough Water
No little concern about the safety
of Clerk of Court E. W. Spires sud
denly developed Tuesday night when
he failed to return as scheduled from
a trip across Albemarle Sound in his
skiff and outboard motor. He was
picked up near the two-mile buoy in
Edenton Bay, apparently none the
worse for his experience.
Mr. Spires left Edenton about 5:30
Tuesday afternoon to go to Bateman’s
Beach, across the Sound, and experi
enced a great deal of difficulty in
starting his motor on the return trip.
After a considerable length of time
the motor started, but he was over
taken by darkness and in water which
had become exceedingly rough.
When he left he informed Mrs.
Spires he expected to be back about
7 o’clock, but when more than an hour
after the appointed time had elapsed,
Mrs. Spires became more or less hys
terical and a searching party on J. H.
Conger’s yacht set out to find Mr.
Spires, expecting to find his boat
floating unoccupied by him. On the
yacht were J. H. Conger, J. H. Con
ger, Jr., anjd W. J. Yates.
As they left shore, searchlights
were put in operation and very soon
they spotted the skiff near the red
buoy being tossed around but slowly
heading toward Edenton. Mr. Spires
was in the rear of the boat and ap
parently unaware of the danger he
was in. High seas caused his small
skiff to bounce around and members
of the searching party expressed the
belief that he could not have made
shore and that it was short of miracu
lous that he got as far as he did
without the boat capsizing.
However, Mr. Spires appeared little
alarmed as he was pulled on board the
yacht and expressed a desire to ride
in the skiff as it was being towed.
Mrs. Richard D. Dixon
Speaker At Baptist
A meeting of the Woman’s Mis
sionary Society of the Baptist Church
will be held at the church’ Monday
afternoon, August 4, at 4 o’clock.
The Ola Lea Circle will have charge
of the devotional program, which
will include special music.
A feature of the meeting will be
an address by Mrs. Richard D. Dixon,
who recently returned from Germany.
Mrs. Dixon will, no doubt, speak
about conditions as she found them
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 29,1948.
[Colonials Manage To
Hang On To Lead In
Though Winning Five of
Seven Games, Colerain
STANDING OF CLUBS
, W. L. Pet.
Edenton 30 19 .612
Colerain 29 19 .604
Windsor 24 25 .490 j
Plymouth 24 25 .490
Hertford 23 26 .469
Elizabeth City 16 32 .333
Despite the fact that Edenton’s Co-
lonials won five out of the seven '
games played during the week, they
are still hanging on to the Albemarle
League lead by only half a game, be
ing hard pressed by Colerain in sec
The Colonials have added a new
pitcher to the roster, with Dick
Mauney signed Tuesday afternoon of
this week. Mauney, a righthander,
formerly pitched for the Philadelphia
National League team and is expected
to strengthen the pitching depart
Edenton 10, Windsor 2
The Colonials fattened their batting
averages Tuesday night in Windsor
when, with 18 hits, they trimmed the
Edenton scored a run in the first
inning on singles by Bohonko and
Hoch ad added two more runs in the
fourth when Fulghum, Leary, Pratt
and Murphy singled. The fourth run
came in the sixth when Wade and
Hoch singled. In a big seventh in
ning four runs were tallied when Bo
honko and Leary singled, followed
with a home run clout by Parker. The
other run resulted from singles by
Murphy, Wade and Hoch. The final
two runs were scored in the eighth on
singles by Bohonko, Fulghum, Parker
Wade, on the mound for Edenton,
was in excellent form, allowing seven
hits, three of which were made in the
first inning. Holland started for
Windsor, bat was relieved by Ted Mil
ler in the .seventh.
Edenton 7, Windsor 6
Aided by home runs hit by Manag
er Gashouse Parker and Johnny Bo
honko, the Colonials had a close
shave in defeating the Windsor
Rebels oa Hicks Field Monday night
by a 7-6 score. The- Colonials were
leading 7-4 in the ninth inning, when
the visitors scored two runs on three
hits and threatened to tie the score
or even win the game. Herman, on
the mound for Edenton, was replaced
by Jordan in this inning and the
latter was able to prevent further
Windsor got off to a good start by
scoring two runs on three hits in
the first inning after Herman fanned!
the first two batters. Cross, McComas
and Taylor singled in succession, net
ting two runs. Taylor was caught
napping at first base by Herman,
which ended the rally. The visitors
scored two more runs in the third
when Bell hit a home run. McComas
walked and scored on Taylor’s double.
This ended the visitors’» scoring
until the ninth. Aycock singled and
Wilhelm doubled, with Aycock scor
ing on Holland’s grounder. McGaskill
then singled, scoring Wilhelm. It
was then that Herman left the mound
and Jordan took over, fanning Moore
house, the next two batters ground
Edenton tallied one run in the sec
ond inning. Fulghum fanned and
Leary was hit- by a pitched ball.
Parker singled and Pratt was safe
on an error on which Leary scored.
Murphy singled filling the bases, but
Herman’s bunt popped up in front
of Aycock, who completed a double
play to retire the side.
The Colonials had a big third inn
ing when spur hits netted three runs.
Wheeler flied out and Hoch singled,
pi ter which Bohonko slammed the
ball far over the right field fence for
a home run. Fulghum singled and
scored on Parker’s second single. An
other run was added in the sixth
when Leary walked and Parker sing
led. Pratt sacrificed both runners
and Leary chased home on Murphy’s
fly to left field.
In the seventh Wheeler doubled
and went to third on Hoch’s ground
er. Bohonko hit a slow grounder
along the first base line, scoring
Wheeler. The final run came in the
eighth when Manager Parker con
nected safely to send the ball far
above the left field fence for a home
Ronnie White, Windsor hurler, al
lowed 10 hits, while Herman gave
up the same number. Parker was
the leading hitter for the night,
chalking up four hits out of four
times at bat. Herman fanned 10
batters, retiring the first three batt
ers in the eighth by the strike-out
route. White fanned five Colonials.
(Continued on Page Seven)
[Town Os Edenton’s
[ Working On Budget
Little Likelihood That
New Rate Will Be
J. Clarence Leary and J. P. Partin,
members of the Finance Committee of
; Town Council, are now engaged in
making up a preliminary budget for
i j the fiscal year 1948-49. With the bud
i gets of the various departments in
hand, the committee will very soon'
call for a special meeting of Town
j Council,'when the Councilmen will
'seriously donsider the contemplated
'expenditures and anticipated revenue
in order to set the Town’s tax rate.
The Town’s books have been audit
ed by R. E. Aiken, Jr., and this audit
is about ready to be submitted to
the Town officials. While several de
partments are in the red, Mr. Aiken
says the Town’s fycal affairs are in
better shape than last year.
Despite this fact, Clerk R. E.
Leary’s records as of June 30 showed
that four of the Town’s six depart
ments making up the budget were in
For administration there was a bal
ance of $36.95 and the Police Depart
ment showed a balance of $90.32.
The Fire Department budget was
overspent $1,716.12, which was caused
for the most part by repairing one
of the trucks, wrecked last Thanks
The Street Department, largest of
the various budgets, overspent $3,-
637.23. One of the greatest contri
buting factors for this condition was
laying a storm sewer through Morris
Circle. An amount of $2,000 was al
lowed in the budget for this improve
ment 1 , but the project, which was en
larged over initial plans, cost some
thing over $5,000, the pipe alone cost
ing over $3,000. Several other emerg
encies also developed during the year
which were not contemplated when
the last year’s budget was made up.
The “Other Expenses” budget went
in the red $3,920.86, part of which
was due to $1,604,415 more being spent
at the base than was anticipated,
$988.67 overspent for parks and play
grounds, and due to repairs at the
armory $1,650 more was spent than
As a whole, the 1947-48 budget is
$9,731.97 in the red.
Os course, there is no indication
what the tax rate will be for the next
fiscal year, but at the moment it is
doubtful if there will be a reduction
m last year’s rate of $1.50.
Tex Lindsay Will
High School Teams
Former Edenton Coach
Scheduled to Report
Tex Lindsay, who resigned as a
member of the Edenton High School
feculty shortly after the close of the
last term, has accepted Hie position
as head coach at the Jacksonville,
N. C., High School. He expects to
report at Jacksonville about August
15 to begin fotoball practice.
Mr. Lindsay has been coach at the
Edenton school since 1944 and dur
ing that time has developed strong
football, basketball and baseball
teams. Aside from his coaching
duties, he was recreation officer and
devoted a great deal of his time to
organized recreation the year round
for children of all ages.
He has been attending summer
school at East Carolina Teachers
College in Greenville in an effort to
secure hiS master’s degree.
Watermelon On Menu
For Edenton Masons
Edenton Masons enjoyed a water
melon party Thursday night of last
week on the Water Street waterfront,
the watermelons being furnished by
Paul Ober. To say the least, the
Masons ate as much as they could
hold and to top it off Mr. Ober gave
each one a melon to take home for
Another watermelon party is sched
uled to be held tonight (Thursday)
after the regular lodge meeting, when
William A. Harrell will furnish the
watermelons. All members of the
lodge are urged to attend.
BIBLE CLASS MEETS TUESDAY
Tlie Young Woman’s Bible Class
of the Baptist Church will meet
Tuesday night at the church at 8
o’clock. Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt, the
president, urges all members to at
State Highway And Public
■ Works Commission Sends
George Mack To District!
|_False Rumors j
Mayor Leroy 1 Haskett on Tues
day spiked rumors which have
been going the rounds that no
more patients will be admitted to
the Chowan County Hospital at
the Edenton Naval Air Station
after August 15. There is no
. grounds whatever for these
rumors, said Mayor Haskett, and
he is at a loss to know how they
got started. '
Mayor Haskett has had no
further information regarding
the Navy Department taking
over the base, the only letter ‘re
ceived being one in reply to the
Town objecting to release at the
present time of some equipment
which is not now being used by
the Town, but may be used later.
The Navy was agreeable to this
material remaining at the base.
Junior Chamber Os
Paper Drive Sunday
Group Plans to
Every House In Search
For Waste Paper
Edenton’s Junior Chamber of
Commerce plans to inaugurate a
waste paper drive, which will begin '
next Sunday, August 1. A collec- ,
tion will be made between 12 and 2
o’clock, when Jaycee members will |
call at every home in Edenton in an
effort to secure scrap paper of all
It is the plan of the Jaycees to con
tinue the paper drive as a project
throughout the year, with collections
to be made every other Sunday af
ternoon. Each drive will be in charge
of a committee of the organization, i
with the first group composed of 1
Edward Wozelka and William R.
Israel as co-chairmen and the follow
ing canvassers: Jack Moore, Sam
Allen, James Leigh, J. D. Elliott,
Mike Byrum and Dan Reeves. Other
committees will be appointed for '
The Jaycees request any person :
having any kind of waste paper to 1
have it ready when they call next
Arrangements have .been made to '
dispose of the paper in Norfolk and 1
with any degree of cooperation the ‘
Jaycees are of the opinion that a ■
substantial amount of cash can be 1
accumulated for use in various pro- 1
posed projects in Edenton. <
President Frank Holmes announc
ed the following standing committee
Agriculture—Lloyd Burton, chair- 1
man, Mike Byrum, John Mitchener, J.
L. Baker and Maynard Fleetwood.
Fire Prevention / Jack Moore,
chairman, Luther Parks, James Mit
chener and Emmett Wiggins. 1
Aviation —Elbert Copeland, chair- -
man, James Leigh, Edward Wozelka :
and A. R. Bridgford. <
City Beautification—W. R. Israel,
chairman, James Bond, Charles Wales
and Herbert Hollowell.
Youth Activities Nick George,
chairman, Bill Elliott, Cecil Fry and
J. M. Smith.
Safety—Sam Allen, chairman, Hor
ace White, Ernest Cullipher and Bill
Membership and Attendance —J. M. i
Boyce, chairman, Elwood Nixon, J. 1
D. Elliott, Lewis Leary and Willis
Program—Bill Perry, chairman, A.
P. Hassell, Paul Partin and Emmett
Publicity—Bill Cozart, chairman, *
Haywood Zeigler and Larry Dowd. 1
Community Entertainment —Thom- (
as Byrum, chairman, John Holmes, '
Jr., Kermit Layton, Daniel Reaves j
and Joe Thorud. '
Ballengers Located In
Guam For Two Years (
Friends will be interested to learn
that Mrs. E. L. Ballenger and children
of Norfolk will, about August 10, fly
to Guam to join Mr. Ballenger, who i
is stationed on the Pacific island. The .
Ballengers will be located in Guam 1
for two years. Mrs. Ballenger is the 1
former Miss Dorothy Moore of Eden
$2.00 Per Year.
Succeeds R. R. Roper,
Will Supervise Con
EFFECTIVE AUG. 1
J. C. ParkiiT Will Re
place Mr. Mack In
Edenton friends and relatives will
welcome an announcement made
early this week by T. J. McKim, div
ision engineer for the State Highway
and Public Works Commission, whose
office is in Ahoskie, that George K.
Mack will be transferred to District
One, which comprises the counties
of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare,
Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans.
The change will be effective Sunday,
August 1, with headquarters in
Mr. Mack for a number of years
has been district engineer in charge
of maintenance in Bertie, Hertford,
Martin and Northampton Counties,
with offices in Ahoskie. He was
county engineer of Chowan County
from 1923 to 1931, and from 1931 to
1937 served as maintenance super
visor in District One before being
transferred to Ahoskie.
Mr. Mack will succeed R. R. Roper,
who will be placed in charge of the
construction of the Murfreesboro
bridge and other construction work.
Mr. Roper served as resident engineer
on construction from 1921 to 1931.
J. C. Parkin, who is now resident
engineer on construction, will succeed
Mr. Mack as district engineer at
Ahoskie, in charge of the mainten
ance work in District Two.
Sunday From Camp
Local Guardsmen Excel
At Firing Weapons
The Edenton Cannon Company re
turned home on Sunday around noon
with its camp complement of 51 men
and three officers after an action
packed two weeks encampment at
Fort Bragg, N. C.
The company, which wms staffed by
Captain William P. Jones and Lieu
tenants Jesse Harrell and Cecil Fry,
seemed none the worse for the wear
and tear of the intensive training un
dergone and the men seemed bronzed
and healthy from their brief but most
concentrated taste of army life since
World War 11.
Captain Jones expressed an opinion
that apart from the military aspects
of the trip, many of the Guardsmen
had their first experience of living in
barracks and in sleeping and eating
in groups with others. “This is one
of the best ways to train a boy to be
come compatible with others,” stated
Jones. “By sleeping and eating and
acting as part of a team, traits of
cooperation are developed which make
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R.E. Aiken, Jr., New
Succeeds John Mitchen
er, Who Was Obliged
At a meeting of the Edenton Junior
Chamber of Commerce held Thurs
day night R. E. Aiken, Jr., was elect
ed secretary. Mr. Aiken succeeds
John Mitchener, who resigned due to
lack of time because of his business
interests. Mr. Mitchener has served
as secretary since the organization
was formed several months ago.
Chowan Farm Bureau
Meets Friday Night
E. S. White, secretary of the
Chowan County Farm Bureau, an
nounced early this week that the
July meeting of the organization will
be held Friday night, July 30, at the
Chowan Community Building. The
meeting will begin at 8 o’clock and
all members are urged to attend.