James Carlton Boyce
Winner Os 4-H Club
1949 Peanut Contest
Winners Announced at j
Rotary Banquet Held
Proceeds Contributed to
Chowan’s March of
On Thursday night of'last week the
I Chowan County 4-H peanut contest
-1 ants of 1949 were given a banquet in
St. Paul’s Church parish house by the
Edenton Rotary Club. During the
meeting winners were announced and
James Carlton Boyce, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Tommy Boyce of Tyner won
first prize, which consisted of a gold
trophy cup properly engraved and S2O
Leon Privott, son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Privott, of the Cross Roads
community, won second prize of S2O
Sherwood Chesson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wesley Chesson of the Advance
community, won third prize of S2O.
James Carlton Boyce’s yield per
acre was 2,135 pounds and the govern
ment grade was 11.240. Leon Pri
vott’s yield was 2,184 pounds per acre
and the quality 10.580, and Sherwood
Cheason’s yield was 2,175 .pounds and
the government grade was 11.575.
As will be noted, the boy who made
the highest yield and who had the
best quality did not necessarily win
first prize, as the contest was based
"* on the following things: Highest
yield, 30 points; best quality, 30
point®; recommended practices, 10
points; proper stacking, 20 points, and
completed record turned in, 10 points,
v _ James E. Wood, of the Edenton
>■ * Peanut Compsfiy, and: A. 'll. Harless,
of the Albemarle Peanut Company,
awarded prizes to the contestants.
Every contestant who satisfactorily
completed his project was awarded a
prize, the three highest contestants
being awarded S2O each, the second
three highest $lO each, and all the
others $2 each.
At the conclusion of the banquet 12
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World Day Os Prayer
Program Is Released
By Miss Mamie Hogg
Service WiUße Held In
Methodist Church Fri
day, February 24
World Day of Prayer will .be held
Friday night, February 24, in the
Methodist Church. The observance is
! _ Sponsored by the United Council of
4 Church Women, with the local pro
, gram under the auspices of ithe Wo
men’s Society Os Christian Service of
V the church, with Mias Mamie Hogg in
charge of the program.
The service Friday night is for the
general public, and it is hoped mem
bers of all denominations will attend.
Miss Hogg has announced the fol
Invocation —The Rev. W. L. IFree
p* Welcome —Miss Mamie Hogg.
Lifting Our Eyes To God—Adoration
Hymn—“ All Hail the Power of Jes
Looking at ourselves —Examination.
Responsive reading. »-
(Hymn—“My Faith Looks Up to
■fi: . BART II
j Locking At Ourselves —Confession
\ and Repentance
t Responsive reading.
| . Putting ourselves at God’s dis-
I I posal—-Commitment.
■I Responsive reading.
[ | Solo—‘Mrs. Frank Elliott.
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I W. S. Summerell Hurt
fn Accident Sunday
p I Friends of W. S. Summerell .will
ge* regret to team that he is a patient
Spin Chowan Hospital as the result of
■£ fell in the bath room, striking his head ;
Hpte right ' ' I*
THE CHOWAN HERALft
County Agent C. W. Overman
was no little puzzled Tuesday,
when he received n number of
telephone calls regarding a story
appearing in the News and Ob
server to the effect that he nar
rowly escaped with his life in an
automobile wreck near Graham
Saturday afternoon. The story
stated that his careening vehicle
knocked two 6x6 guard rails out
of a bridge before it overturned
down an embankment.
The story stated that Overman
was thrown ckar of the wreckage
before the automobile came to
rest and that he was treated for
shock and lacerations of the head.
As a matter of fact, Mr. Over
man was not near Graham Sat
urday. He was home, but did
drive to Elizabeth City during the
afternoon. He, as well as many
of his friends, are puzzled as
to how the story got in the paper.
Unique Contest By
Lions Club Boosts
March Dimes Fund
Hilarious Affair Deter
mines Most Homely
The March of Dimes campaign
fund in Chowan County was enhanced
to the extant $36.01. H a. copiist
to determine the most hornely' member
of the Edenton Lions Club at their
meeting Monday night.
A cake was offered as the prize by
Mrs. Percy L. Smith, chairman of the
fund-raising campaign in this county
and the votes were valued at one cent
each. Valentine decorations suggest
ive of the season were in evidence.
“There has been a long standing ar
gument in our club as Ito who was the.
most homely member” said R. C.l
Holland, master of ceremonies. “I I
can think of no more laudible manner
in which to settle the question than
this, which will also help Mrs. Smith’s
organization in raising the quota for
Explaining the rules governing the
voting, Holland stated that he had
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VFW Urges Display
Os Feb. 22
Tribute to First Presi
dent and Fallen Ser
Members of the William H. Cof
field, Jr., Post, No. 9280, Veterans
of Foreign Wars, cadis attention .to
George Washington’s birthday, Feb
ruary 22, which is a national holiday
and a day when “Old Glory” should
“W« urge you to honor the father
of our oounltry hy displaying the col
ors on his birthday,” said Henry G.
Quinn, commander of the post, “and
we urge you to pay tribute to our de
parted comrades by honoring the flag
and the country for which they died.”
“Edenton turned out wonderful on
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rwo Edenton* Boys f
Will Sing On Friday
With Duke Glee Club
Jimmie Earnhardt, Jr., and Richard
Hopper of Edenton, iwill sing with the
Duke University Men’s Glee Club at
the annual Midwinter (Concert ait Duke
Friday night, February 17, J. Foster
Barnes, director, has announced.
Some 175 Duke men students, the
largest group in the club’s history,
will open the 1950 season for the nat
ionally-famous Duke singers.
Beginning March 4 .with a concert
at Winston-Salem, IN. C., a group of
40 club members will tour most of the
important cities along the Eastern
Seaboard through March and April,
ending with the 14th annual nation
wide broadcast from New York City
on April 29.
\ This year the National Broadcasting
"Edenton, Chowan bounty, North Carolina, Thursday, February 16,1950.
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Mrs. David Holton
Jr. Woman’s Club
Mrs. J. Clarence Leary
Guest Speaker at
Mrs. J. Clarence Leary, only woman
member of the Edenton school trus
tees, was guest speaker at the regu
lar meeting of the Junior Woman’s
Club, held at Joseph HeWes Hotel.
Mrs. Leary traced the history of
the School - Board back to 1906, when
it was first organized and used as the
topic for her informative and enter
taining discussion, “Functions of the
School Board.” Upon completion of
her talk, an open discussion was held
and club .members asked various ques
tions regarding the work of the
Board. Mrs. Leary was introduced
by Mrs. W. D. Holmes, Jr., program
The .meeting was called to order by
the president, Mrs. John W. Graham.
The pledge was read by the member
ship and the collect by Mrs. W. «P.
Jones. Three new members were
presented by the president and wel
comed into the club. They are Mrs.
J. R. Dulaney, Mrs. R. M. Peterson
and Mrs. Ruth Vail Porter. Cor
sages were presented to the new
members and the guest speaker. In
connection with the Fine Arts Com
mittee’s report, Mrs. C. B. Mooney
announced that members are cooper
ating with the Jaycees in sponsoring
the North Carolina Little Symphony
Orchestra and that neighboring towns
have been given an opportunity to
purchase memberships. A decision
was reached to offer a cash prize of
$5.00 to the school class room selling
the most memberships in the N. C.
Symphony, provided this contest is
open to all grades of the Edenton
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Help Offered To
File Income Return
J. N. Robbins Releases
Schedule In Local
J. N. Robbins deputy collector of
I 1 internal revenue of Windsor will be
in Edenton February 15, 16, 20, 21,
27 and 28 and March 6 and 13 for the
' purpose of giving any advice or as
sistance needed. No charge will be
i made for this service. Mr. Robbins
' will be in the AAA office in the base
ment of the Post Office building each
: day from 9:30 A. M., to 1 P. M., and
1 1:45 P. M., to 6 P. M.
Income tax returns for the calendar
year 1949 must be filed not later than
March 15. Most taxpayers have al
ready made substantial payments on
their 1949 Federal 'tax through with
| holding from their wages or direct
payments to the collector, hut never
-1 theless, all taxpayers must file annual
returns on or before March 15, as
provided by law.
Any person whose total income in
1949 was S6OO or more must file a
90 Pints Os Blood
' Contributed Tuesday
The second visit of the bloodmobile
r in Edenton Tuesday was very gratify-
I ing to those in charge. During the
day 90 pints of blood were donated.
On the initial visit of the bloodmo
bile 100 pints were donated.
j DAR MEETS FEB. 22
Mrs. J. M. Jones, .Regent of the
. Edenton Tea Party Chapter, DAR,
, calls attention to a meeting of the or
ganization which will toe held Wed
nesday afternoon, February 22, at 4
o’clock in the assembly room of the
James Iredell house. Ail members are
urged to attend.
MRS. JOSIE RUTH (WHEELHt) CARR BBS
FOR SEAT AS COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE
Chowan County’s political wa
ters began to ripple Tuesday of
this week when Mrs. Joaie Ruth
(Wheeler) Carr announced that
she wiH be a candidate for the
State Legislature in the forthcom
ing election. Mrs. Carr stated
that she had been considering the
matter for a long time and decid
ed to enter the political race after
being encouraged by many of her
Mrs. Carr is a native of Cho
wan County, a daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. John HR. Wheel
er. By her experience, she be-
Robert l Rhodes
Speaker Sunday At
Public Invited to Hear
Treatise on Alcohol
ism as Disease
Robert E. Rhodes, executive sec- ,
retary of the Albemarle Committee
for Education on Alcoholism, will he
the speaker at the 11 o’clock services
at Edenton Methodist Church Sunday
morning, February 19. The subject
of Mr. Rhodes’ address will be “Alco
holism as a Community Responsibil
ity.” . The Albemarle Committee is
“neither wet nor dry,” according to
spokesmen for the group. It was
founded in December of 1948 by phy
sicians, ministers and other interest
ed citizens of this section of the
The organization has five funda
mental aims: (1) An intensive cam
paign of education on alcoholism,
(2) establishment and maintenance
of an alcoholic information center,
(3) hospitalization for acute cases,
(4) establishment of diagnostic and
treaibment clinics for alcoholics, and
(5) establishment of a rest center
for tiie long-term care of alcoholics
at a reasonable cost or at no cost.
The first three of thse aims have been
accomplished and the fourth is now
in the planning stage.
There are, according to Mr. Rhodes,
approximately 60 alcoholics per thou
sand population. The success or fail
ure of the program of rehabilitation
of the alcoholic, he declares, is de
pendent .upon public acceptance of
three primary concepts} (1) Alco
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No Headway Is Made
On Community Chest
Meeting Well Attended
In Court House Tues
A goodly number of people gather
ed in the" Court House Tuesday night
when the organization of a community
chest was considered. Herbert Hollo
. well, chairman of the Chamber of
Commerce Community Chest Commit
-1 tee, and George Twiddy, president of
the Chamber of Commerce, were in
charge of the meeting.
Present at the meeting was R. C.
Sheetz, manager of the Norfolk Com
-1 munity Chest, who explained the me
chanics of a community chest and an
swered many questions asked by 'those
No definite action .was taken, for it
was the opinion, and a motion was
made to that effect, that representa
tives of the various organizations re
-1 port back and have a vote taken as to
the advisability of organizing a com
; munity chest in Edenton.
It was believed that for the most
part people generally are not fully
1 acquainted with a community chest
and that a more thorough cross sec
i tion of sentiment should be acquired
i before definite action is takeh.
Night Depository At
Bank Os Edenton
As an added convenience for deposi
! tors, the Bank of Edenton has just
completed a night depository, in which
: deposits can he .placed 'any time af
ter banking hours.
The depository is in the doorway, to
which those using it will toe furnished
a key. The deposit will slide down a
chute, into a small vault, thus en
i abling it to be secure from robbers
, who have in some depositories hooked
bags with a wire or similar contrap
The depository will enable mer
i chants to place their money in the
bank after closing hours so that large
amounts do not remain in stores.
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lieves she knows the pulse of the
county and being of the opinion
that women should take a practi
cal interest in government, feels
that she can be of service to her
county in the General Assembly.
Mrs. Carr is the first woman,
so far as The Herald knows, to
seek the office of County Repre
sentative in Chowan, and her can
didacy will, no doubt, attract at
tention not only in this county but
throughout the State.
Mrs. Carr’s official announce
ment appears elsewhere in this is
sue of The Herald.
Chowan County N ow
Over Top In March of
Dimes With $3,901
Local Masons will observe a
“Dutch” treat tonight (Thursday)
at 7 o’clock, when they will be
served a fried chicken dinner at
Ernest Lee’s Case on the Windsor
highway. The dinner was origi
nally scheduled to be held in the
Triangle dining room, but after
post cards were mailed to mem
bers, Clyde Hollowell notified W.
A. Harrell that he would not be
able to serve the meal.
So, despite the information on
postcards, the dinner will be held
at Ernest Lee’s, after which the
first degree will be conferred on
two candidates in the lodge rooms.
New High School
Will Be Located On
Hicks Field Site
Long Session of Town
Council Held Tues
In anticipation of awarding a con
tract in March for a new white high
school, members of the Edenton
school, trustees appeared before Town
| Council Tuesday night to straighten
ou't any doubt as to the authority of
i the town to furnish a site on Hicks
Field. Superintendent John A. Holmes
> was spokesman for the group and pre
sented typewritten copies of a deed
made in 1723 from Robert Hicks to
the Commissioners of Edenton.
Mr. Holmes also had prepared cop
ies of an instrument executed in 1914
in which Hicks Field, in accordance
with an act of the General Assembly,
donated the land for the erection of
' a farm life school, which never ma- i
• Both papers were .presented to Town j
' Council to prove the fact that .he
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Little Symphony Will
Present Programs In
Edenton On Tuesday
Free Program For Chil
dren Tuesday After
noon at 2:30
; Plans have been completed for the
appearance of the North Carolina
I Little Symphony Orchestra in Eden
ton next Tuesday, February 21, when
a free program for school children
1 will be presented in .the afternoon in
the school auditorium, and the princi
, pal program at night. The Little
Symphony is sponsored toy the Junior
Chamber of Commerce, with the as
sistance of the Junior Woman’s Club.
The orchestra has a splendid repu
tation for its outstanding perform
, ances, so that it is hoped many .peo
ple will take advantage of the op
portunity to hear it.
While two programs (will be pre
sented, they will not be Ithe same. The
program at night will be as follows:
Dvorak —'Largo from Symphony No.
V (“New World”).
Haydn—Symphony No. 88 in G
1 Major. 1. Slow—Lively. 2. Broad. 3.
1 Minuet.—Lively and spirited.
Glazounov—“Autumn and Winter”
from THE SEASONS.
Tschaikowsky—“None but the Lone
Anderson—“ Sleigh Ride.”
Daniels—“ Deep Forest.”
Guion—“Turkey in the Straw.”
Strauss—'Waltz, “Thousand and
The school children’s program will
be as follows:
Bizet—(Symphony in C. Excerpts
from all four movements.
Everybody sing—Come Thou Al
mighty King (“Ancient of 'Days”).
Herbert—-March of the Toys.
German—Dances from Henry VIII,
Morris Dance and Torch 'Dance.
The children’s performance will be
gin at 2:80 while the concert at night
will begin ait 41:30
$2.00 Per Year.
County Gets Credit For
$1,793.32 Raised at
Mrs. Percy Smith Ex
tends Thanks to All
According to Mrs. Percy Smith,
:hairman of the Chowan County
March of Dimes, the $2,200 quota for
the county has been oversubscribed.
As of Tuesday of this week, Mrs.
Smith reported $2,108.34, with the re
port not altogether complete and the
expectation that enough will trickle
in to reach the $2,200 mark.
However, a splendid contribution
was made at the Edenton Marine
Corps Air Station in the amount of
$1,793.32, which amount is also cred
ited to the county, so that this year’s
contributions as of Tuesday totaled
$3,901.66. Os course, the base’s con
tribution was obliged to be sent to
Cherry Point, but half of the amount
will be returned to the Chowan Chap
ter. This information was received
by Mrs. Smith from State Headquar
ters for the March of Dimes.
At the base at the time of the drive
were 1,540 people, including civilians
which means a per capita contribution
of $1.16, which is an excellent show
The drive was sponsored by the
Edenton Business and Professional
Woman’s Club, of which -Mrs. Smith
is a member. Os course, she enlisted
others who are not BPW members to
do the bulk of the work and she is in
high praise of the splendid way in
which the drive was carried on. She
i stated that the canvassers worked
hard and that most houses and busi
ness places were contacted, in some
cases several calls being made.
While heaping praise on all work
ers, Mrs. Smith is especially appreci
■ ative for the help given by Miss Re
j becca Colwell and Mrs. O. M. Blanch
j ard in the rural area, as well as Prof.
!D. F. Walker and the colored Junior
i Woman’s Club, of .which Sadie Fayton
is president, for the spiedJi 1 efforts,
and response on the part of colored
An interesting item in connection
with this year’s drive is the fact that
the expenses amounted to only $10.50,
which was for supplies needed.
Mrs. Smith stated Tuesday that she
is very anxious to wind up the drive,
r and if anybody desires to make a con
tribution he should send or take it
to her at once.
Cooking School Is
Scheduled To Be
Held March 30 31
1 Sponsored By Edenton
Tea Party Chapter,
D. A. R.
Announcement was made this week
that the Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
daughters of the American Revolu
tion, will sponsor a cooking school in
the high school auditorium Thursday
and Friday, March 30 and 31. The
purpose of the school is to raise some
money to help pay off the indebted
ness of the historic James Iredell
House which was recently purchased
by the Edenton Chapter.
The committee making the arrange
ments for the school includes-Mrs. N.
K. Rowell, chairman, Mrs. Joe Con
ger, Mrs. R. P. Badiham, Mrs. Ralph
Parrish, Mrs. Jack McMullan, Mrs.
Richard Hines, Mrs. George Capehart,
Mrs. J. L. Pettus, Mrs. W. D. Holmes,
Jr., and Mrs. Richard F. Elliott.
It is hoped that many will enroll
for the school and those who plan to
attend are requested to contact Mrs.
1 Rowell or any other member of the
I At the school General Electric ap
pliances will he demonstrated toy the
: Quinn Furniture Company, while
Ralph Parrish will demonstrate Frigi
daire and Byrum Hardware will dem
BANK CLOSED FEB. 22
Next Wednesday, February 22,
Washington’s birthday, the Bank of
Edenton will be closed all day in oto
■ servance of the holiday. Patrons are
t urged to arrange important banking