Volume XVII .—Number 8. , Hospital Expected To fie Completed InMayOfThisYear Architect Marion Ham Speaker at Auxiliary Meeting _ At a meeting of the Chowan Hos pital Auxiliary Wednesday of last week members of the organization heard Marion A. Ham, architect for the new Chowan Hospital, reveal in formation regarding progress on the hospital now under construction. Mrs. M. F. Bond, Jr., chairman, presided, with a very large number .present. Twenty-nine local organizations were represented at the meeting. Mr. Ham, who was introduced by Judge Marvin Wilson, a member; of the Hospital Board of directors, told the group that the new hospital is now 80 .per cent complete, and that by March 15th the interior of the build ing will .be finished. The Architect stated that he hoped the entire build ing would be completed by May. The hospital is provided with rooms and wards to take care of 35 patients and the floors in the entire building are of terrazo. (Bids for the new Nurses’ Home will be received on March 10. Plans for this building call for adequate rooms to accommodate 19 nurses, and a re ception room that will seat approxi mately 100 people. The Auxiliary, which has already made plans for furnishing a complete nursery, has as its project for 1960 the grounds supervision and planting at the new hospital. The grounds committee, which is composed of Miss Rebecca Colwell, Mrs. John Wood, Mrs. R. H. Vaughan and Miss Frances Tillett, expect to prepare the grounds early in the spring for a later plant ing of grass. Mrs. J. W. Davis, Chairman of the blood bank program, reported on blood bank day held Tuesday of last week. She stated that an urgent call is out for Wood donors when the bloodmo bile appears again in Edenton and urged those who have not already con tributed, to volunteer .to do so. Mrs. J. H. Conger was appointed to represent the Auxiliary at the next Community Chest meeting. , Serving chairmen, Mra E> N. Elli- SSi ahrf-MwrW.' fT Meeluns reported that 107 pieces had been made since the beginning of the year. Valentine tray favors were made by pupils in Miss Lena Jones’ room. lions Os Edenton Sponsor New Club At Colerain Friday Group of 10 Local Lions Attend Meeting For Organization Edenton’s Lions Club sponsored a Lions Club at Colerain with the or ganization effected at Colerain Fri day night W. E. White was elected president of the baby club, with oth er officers being D. Perry Hughes, L. M. Brinkley and C. B. Darden, vice presidents; U. S. Hassell, secretary treasurer; Jimmie MdCallum, Lion tamer, and John Boyd, tail twister. Paul T. Worrell, J. L. Parker, B. D. 'Lowe and Grover C. Hughes were cho sen as directors. The new club was organized by Nor man Trueblood, International Counsel lor, special representative of Lions International. Nineteen charter Mem bers were enrolled, and the charter will remain open until charter night • is observed on April 7. It is expect ed that in the neighborhood of 40 members will be enrolled in the dub. Edenton lions attending IFriday night’s meeting in Colerain were Hec ran, Kenneth FI oars, Ernest IWard, Maurice Bunch, Jr., Mayor Leroy Has a -ii ter - - —i Keii, xictvwooQ uuncn. The Colerain Club is the second to be sponsored by the Edenton Lions . Club, the first one being the Hert- Plans Are Progressing For Cooking School (Members of Groups 1 and 2 of the Edenton Tea Party Chapter, Daugh ters of die American Revolution, are busily engaged in making arrange ments for-the cooking school to be THE CHOWAN HERALD e . ‘ . - * ... .. I EDENTON MARINES DONATE BLOOD 11 | jß| P i'lr l l|l | iii l'ifP' liiiii tV' 1 11 Ml * i* Sr l mmmsm - .-. .-. ,V.->.v .. Edenton Marine Corps Air Station blood donors had a heart on Valentine’s Day, when they joined Chowan County people in contributing 90 pints of blood for the Red Cross. Pictured above are, front row, kneeling, left to right, Pfc. A. Sulfridge, Pfc. R. J. Buchanan, Cpl. T. B. Mitchell, Sgt. P. Wemyss, Pfc. C. DeAngelis, Sgt. J. L. Watson. Second row, J. Gallagher, FD ARC, Sgt. W. fi. Kellar, Pfc. T. M. Truax, Lt. Col G. W. Nevills, Ist Lt. D. L. Edwards, Pfc. H. J. Taft, Pfc. R. T. Anderson, Cpl. H. T. Rose, M /Sgt. C. C. Reid. Third row, Pfc. H. Gadra, Pfc. D. R. Decker, Pfc. R. D. Holden, Cpl. M. R. I Maness, Pfc. C. R. Kreis, Pfc. R. H. Huddleston, Sgt. W. E. Hesse, Pfc. G. R. Decker. Fourth row, I Pfc. R. J. Looney, Cpl. R. P. LalChapelle, Sn. D. D. Barker, Cpl. R. L. Elzeer, Pfc. R. K. Heverling, , Sgt. V. F. Lukasik, Pfc. A. R. Thiede, Cpl. O. W. Chambers. Fifth row, Pfc. L. W. Ingham, Cpl. J. L. ■ Thompson, Gpl. F. J. Custer, S /Sgt. E. C. Gardner, Pfc. W. T. KuHca, Pfc. C. R. Wakefield, Pfc. C. Boyer, Sn. M. A. Achelpohl and Pfc. E. R. Evans. - Wake Forest Chorus Scheduled To Appear i In Edenton March 4 l•■ " V 1 Sponsored By Edw. G. I Bond Post of Ameri-. can Legion ■ Music lovers are in for a treat Sat • urday evening, March 4, wfi6n the • talented Wake Forest College Choir 1 will present a program at Edenton ’ High School under the direction of • Prof. Thane McDonald, director of • music at the College. The choir is made up of 38 mixed • voices selected from the larger Glee 1 Club of 75 voices. Its appearance in Edenton is spon - wpH fi_ Bond Post, No. 1 40, American Legion, for the benefit : of the junior league baseball team. During a period of seven weeks Prof- J McDonald and his choir will present 25 concerts in North and Souht Caro lina and Virginia. The choir has achieved an enviable reputation during the past two yeans for its execellent renditions of the finest sacred music, ranging from the solemn liturgical chants of the Rus sian church to the brighter rhythmical arrangements of the- southland spirit- F uals. The choir’s repertoire has been ' increased this year to include such fa vorites as Gershwin’s “Emlbraceable You” and Cole Porter’s “Begin the • Beguine.” The program in Edenton will 'begin at 8 o’clock and will include sacred and secular music. Tickets are now on sale and the Legionnaires hope i many will attend, thus hearing a - splendid musical program and at the - same time helping a worthy cause I —our young boys. John W. Graham, commander of . the Post, has appointed the following ■ committees to be in charge of the • concert: i General Chairman —West Byrum. Publicity—Willis McClenney, J. M. . Boyce, Bill Cozart and Sam Allen. Arrangements—Richard Davis, Wil liam S. Elliott, Thomas Francis, Shel ton Moore, Walter Bond, Maurice ■ Bunch, Jr., Nick George and Charles i White. Tickets —• Wesley Chesson, Edward • Wozelka, George Alma Byrum, Wen : dell Copeland, Kermit Layton, Henry Allen Bunch, John Lee Spruill and i Logan Elliott Accommodations—William Holmes, ’ J. L. Chestnut*, Paul Holoman, R. F. . Elliott, R. E. Leary, R. C. Holland, , O. B. Perry and W. S. Privott. Coon Hunters Club Will Meet Tonight i "■ i i Chowan County's Coon Hunters’ 1 • Club win meet tonight (Thursday) in * the Court House at 7:30 o’clock. 1 According to Willie G. Joyner, sec- 3 retary-treasurer, some important mat , ters are scheduled to be discussed, iso * 1 that all members are urged to attend. 1 > Non-members are aslo cordially in ■ vited. . i ' THIRD DEGREE TONIGHT AT MASONIC MEETING 'At the meeting tonight (Thursday) ] i of Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & : t A. SC the third degree will be con- < AU Maaonßl ajce urged Edenton, Chowan County, rtorth Carolina,Thursday, February 23,1950. I DETERMINING SITE FOR NEW WHITE HIGH SCHOOL UNCOVERS ANCIENT DOCUMENTS Hicks Field Sold to Commissioners of Edenton In 1723; Instrument Executed In 1914 Establishes Fact That Tract Is Property of Town In the expectation of awarding a contract for a new white high school in March and, of course, the necessity of selecting a site, two documents were dug out of the county’s old records which many did not know were there. For instance, it has long been the general impression that Hicks Field was given to the town to use for recreational purposes only, but a deed made in 1723 shows that the Hicks Field plat was sold to the town and not presented as a gift of Robert Hicks. There b®». also been an impression that the Sand was given to the school trustees. The fact is that the town did donate the land for construction of a farm life school, but a provision was made that if it was not used for a farm life school, then the land should again become the property of the town. The deed executed in 1723 from Robert Hicks to the Commissioners of Edenton, and found in Book C, page 49, follows: August 11, 1723—Robert Hicks to the Commissioners for Edenton a Deed for Land adjacent thereto. This indenture made this 9th day of August, 1723, between Robert Hicks of the Free inert of Chowan in the Province of North Carolina on the one part and Christopher Gale, Golf Club Oance Next Friday Night Affair Will Begin In Of ficers Club at Base At 9 O’clock Announcement was made early this week that the Marine Corps Air Sta tion Golf Course will Sponsor a dance, which will be held in the Officers’ Club at the base Friday night, Febru ary 24, starting at 9. o’clock. Music will be furnished by a good orchestra and members have been is sued invitations to attend and bring friends. It is hoped a goodly number will attend the affair in order to help raise funds for the club. R. L. Pratt Patient In Veterans Hospital Captain Robert L. Pratt, veteran member of the Edenton Police Depart ment, was taken by ambulance Mon day morning to the veterans hospital at Kecoughtan, where he is now a patient. Mr. Pratt was the victim of a heart attack Friday, and apparently stood the trip to the hospital satisfactorily. Godwin Speaker For Ruritan dub Meeting D. H. Berryman, a member of the program committee of the Chowan Ruritan Club, announced early this week that PJlston Godwin, Gatesville attorney, will be the speaker at the next meeting of the club. All Ruri . John Lovick, Edward Mosely, Esq., & Nichols Crisp Gent., on the other part, Witnesseth, Whereas the said Rob ert Hicks hath by Patent from the Lords Proprietors of the said Prov ince dated the 10th day of March, 1721. One hundred acres of land ad joining on the back by the land lay’d out for a Town called Edenton, bound ed as by his Patt: Recorded may ap ' pear. Now this Indenture Witnesseth Tha*. said Robert Hicks for the better accommodating of said Town witlif conveniences of Estovers and Pastur age to encourage the further settle ment thereof as also in consideration of the sum of Seven Pounds & Ten Shillings in hand paid by the said Christopher Gale, John Lovick, Ed ward Mosely & Nicholas Crisp Hath Granted and Sold by these presents doth Give, Grant, Bargain, Sell, Ali ' ene, Enfeoff convey & confirm • to them the said Christopher Gale, John Lovick, Edward Mosely & , Nicholas Crisp & their Successors as Fee Fees in Trust the one-half of his said one hundred acres of Land Viz: that half thereof which Butts to the land to the said Town Land Divided by a line of marked trees the breadth of the Town Land so far as to include (Continued on Page Five) District Meeting”™ Os Scouts Tonight Plans and Activities For 1950 Scheduled to Be Considered The February meeting of the West Albemarle District Committee, Boy Scouts of America, will be held to night (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the Municipal Building. Plans and activities for 1950 will be : discussed, and with an increase in in- . terest among the boys and leaders in the district, a full attendance is ex pected. (Field Scout Executive William A. | Sutherland will be present at the meeting. Joe Wheeler Signs With Newßem Club Joe Wheeler, former star of the Edenton Colonials, will again wear a , New Bern uniform in the Coastal . Plain League during the 1950 season. ; It was reported this week that i Wheeler signed a contract with mana ger Harry Land which calls for a boost in salary. Last season Wheeler i had a batting average of .297 and was ] considered a most dangerous man at i bat by opposing teams. He played both infield and outfield positions. Chowan’s 1950 Fund Raising Drive Starts March 1 | CHOIR DIRECTOR | PROF. THANE MCDONALD Genial director of music at Wake Forest College, Prof. Mc- Donald will direct the Wake For est Choir which will present a I concert at Edenton High School Saturday evening, March 4, at 8 o’clock. The concert is sponsored by the American Legion Post for the benefit of the Junior League baseball team. No Request Made For Appropriation At Fish Hatchery Herbert Bonner Informs Herald of Action Taken ( Congressman Herbert C. Bonner has announced that he will not ask for appropriations this session of Con gress for the artificial propagation of shad at the Edenton Hatchery. The announcement followed an in vestigation into such a program and a memorandum from the Fish and Wildlife Service which deemed arti ficial propagation of shad, which has been discontinued entirely by the Ser vice, inadvisable at this time. Reporting that the shad has a very high natural reproductive capacity, the Wildlife Service opined that the solution to the declines in shad runs lies not in propagation but in a furth er study of the biology of the fish. That is in line with a bill Mr. Bon ner introduced last week which would authorize the Fish and Wildlife Ser vice to make a 3tudy of the shad situ ation specifically in the Albemarle 1 and Pamlico Sounds and their tribu , taries. Fifty thousand dollars was appro priated this year for a study of shad on the East Coast as a whole. The Wildlife 'Service reported that the study is now being conducted and it is hoped that it will lead to suggest ions for the up-building of shad runs in eastern North Carolina. Artificial propagation was discon tinued after it failed to show any val ue in the maintenance of shad runs. Statistics show that in some sections where artificial propagation was em ployed the number of fish caught reached an all-time high after the ar tificial practices had been discon tinued. Meeting Os Farm Bureau On Friday Special Program Is Ar ranged By Overman On Peanuts Edgar E. Hollowell, secretary of the Chowan County Farm Bfireau, calls attention to a meeting of the organi zation which will be held Friday night at 7 o’clock. The meeting will be held in the Community Building at Cross Roads. County Agent C. W. Overman has arranged a special program on pea nuts and a -report will probably be made of the State Convention held last week. All members are urged to attend. . ~ $2.00 Per Year. J. Meredith Jones, Jr., Acting as Chairman This Year QUOTA~S2,6SO Machinery Set Up at Meeting Held Tues day Night At a meeting held Tuesday night in the Municipal Building machinery was set up for the 1950 Red Cross fund raising campaign in Chowan Counity. The goal this year is $2,650, and chairmen for the various areas have been named. The drive will begin Wednesday, March 1. J. H. Conger, Jr., is chairman for the industrial concerns with a quota of $375. C. H. Wood, Jr., chairman of business establishments on the east side, has a quota of $230 and George Alma Byrum, on the west side has a quota Os $325. Dr. J. H. Horton’s quota for the Negro business section is $75. Robert Smith will have charge of canvassing the Edenton Cotton Mill, where the quota is SSO. For the east side resi dential section Mrs. J. M. Thorud is chairman with a quota of $175, while Mrs. J. M. Jones and Mrs. Martin Wisely for the west side residential section have a quota of S4OO. E. H. Wiggins is chairman for North Edenton, where the quota is SSO. For Westover Heights the quota is SSO, with Mrs. Ted Boutwell as chairman. Mrs. Elizabeth Brotton is chairman for Morris Circle with a quota of SSO. Mrs. Annie Bootwright is chairman for Albemarle Court, where the quota is $35. At the Marine Corps Air Station Mr. Gallagher will be in charge of contributions with a quota of $l5O. Mrs. J. A. Hines is chairman for the colored residential section on the east side with a quota of $75, while Mrs. M. M. Tillett will be in charge on the west side with a quota of SSO. J. Clarence Leary, Jr., is in charge of contributions in the rural section for white people with a quota of S4OO. J. B. Small will handle the Negro rur al section drive with a quota of $l6O. Geddes Potter is chairmen of the Chowan County Red Cross Chapter and J. M. Jones, Jr., was named by Mr. Potter as chairman of the 1950 i fund raising drive. Hector Lupton has been named publicity chairman and Marvin Wilson represents the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Le roy Haskett represents the Town of , Edenton. • Referee’s Hearing On Housing Project Adjourned Tuesday Eric Norfleet Will Con tinue Hearing on March 24 ______ Hearings were begun in the Chowan Court House Monday and Tuesday in a suit brought by the U. IS. Fidelity & Guaranty Company for declaratory judgment to determine liability, if any, on a performance bond given by C. B. Mooney to L. A. Patterson in connection with the construction of 35 houses at Westover Heights. The hearing Monday and Tuesday was the first phase of litigation between Mooney and Patterson, and Mr. Nor fleet adjourned the hearing until March 24. Named defendants with Mooney and Patterson are 26 material furnishers or sub-contractors, and at the adjourn ed hearing Mr. Norfleet will hear evi dence of those who furnished material for the houses. Patterson charges that Mooney failed to carry out his contract and on the other hand Mooney claims that $40,000 more went into construction than the original contract called for. The litigation has aroused a great deal of interest and at the hearing this week a large battery of attorneys and creditors were on hand when both Mooney and Patterson testified. TOLLEY RESIGNS AT SELMA After serving as chief of police at > Selma for over two years, E. R. Tol ! ley has resigned. Mr. Tolley was a former officer for the Edenton Police Department before going to Selma.