b In Edenton
Volume ftVII.-Number 11.
LCourt House Green
[To Be Beautified By
■Local Woman’s Club
I Made Possible By Pro
ceeds From Edenton
Permission Granted By
Town Council Tues
At the meeting of Town Council
f Tuesday night a delegation from the
Woman’s Club made several
one of .which was gladly
| granted by the Councilmen.
Miss Elizabeth Moore acting as the
| spokesman, informed the Council
| men that the State Garden Club had
returned all of the proceeds of the
| Edenton Garden Tour upon condition
i that the money be used for beautdfi-
E; cation purposes. The ladies have a'l
;■ ready given one-third of the money
to the Cupola House Association and
one-third to the Edenton Tea Party
Chapter of the Daughters of the Revo
lution. Already the Cupola House and
the James Iredell properties have
been beautified, and Miss Moore was
| seeking .permission to use the re
maining one-third to beautify the
ji. Court House Green.
She stated that rather exhaustive
s investigation has been made relative
|,i to beautifying the green and that no
little information had been received
from other towns.
Miss Moore said it was the purpose
of the club to replace missing trees
on the east side of the green and that
j|, two crepe myrtle trees be planted be
side the cannon on the waterfront.
Three dogwood trees will also be
planted near three corners of the
green and a few stunted trees along
the west side of the green be removed.
■* The Councilmen were in accord with
the beautification plans and gladly
granted permission to proceed.
Mrs. John W. Graham, the second
speaker, registered a request to in
elude in the budget an appropriation
rc for payment of a summer supervisor
for the playground, one of the club’s
projects. Miss Graham said that
since 1947 the club has spent $1,630.-
39 on the playground and that there is
not enough money available to pay for
a supervisor, which is calculated at
$75 per month for three months. She
also stated that plans are now under
way to purchase added equipment for
1 the playground.
I The Councilmen agreed to consider
the request when the next budget is
Mrs. Graham also made another re
quest for a sign to be placed in the
■ vicinity of the playground to warn
- motorists to reduce their speed. Af
ter discussing the request considered
it was decided to wait until a new
traffic ligilyt is installed at -the Tri
| angle in the belief that the light will
tend to slow down traffic in the vi
cinity of the playground.
Plans Are Rapidly
Shaping Up For
IT Cooking School
- Sponsored By Edenton
Ir Tea Party Chapter
H Plans are practically completed for
Hring school to foe held in the
m High school auditorium
lay and Friday, March 30 and
hfe school will be sponsored by
lenton Tea Party Chapter oif the
ters of the American Revolu
rith demonstrations to be made
inn Furniture Company, Eden
imiture Company arid Ralph E.
On Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5
Vtlock the General Electric Appli
ances will be demonstrated by the
; JQuinn Furniture Company, while on
Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 o’clock,
- the Edenton Furniture Company will
grdemonstrate Kelvdnator appliances
||And at 7:30 o’clock Ralph E. Parrish
fesrijl demonstrate Frigidaire appli
mPlioOT prizes will be awarded at the
■ school, as well as many other prizes.
If 9he -school is being widely adver
> tised and it is hoped a large number
Will attend. Placards have been dis
|T>trisuted, but the admission was inad-
omitted. Fbr the full course
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
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r EUGENE NOAH JORDAN
Selected on a basis of grades
1 and aptitude at Etate College, Eu
! gene Noah Jordan of Tyner, was
) selected from a field of over 200
men as the State's first student
s to be employed for national forest
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April 10 Is Set As
; Oping Date For
Boy Scout Drive
r West Albemarle District
; Expected to Raise
I Beginning April 10, a campaign
• will-gelt under way in the West Al
i bemarle District to raise a quota of
• $2,500 for the -Boy Scouts. The Dis
: trict includes Boy Scout Troops at
; Sunbury, Gatesville, Hertford, Rocky
■ Hock and Edenton. Scott Harrell is
i chairman in the district.
In announcing the drive Kermit
- Layjton pointed out that the quota
! for the year is actually $1,311.09, but
that +he district carries a deficit for
• the years 1948 and 1949 of $1,181.87.
The fact that Scouting has continued
in the district under the Tidewater
1 Council is due to some of the troops
in other parts of the district over
subscribing their quotas, which went
1 to make up for what the West Albe
-1 marie District lacked.
, “This deficit is an obligation on the
part of the West Albemarle District,”
said Mr. Layton “and those of us in
charge of Scouting hope the people of
| the district will contribute enough so
that we can pay our just debt.”
GHmer Resigns As
Rector Os St Paul’s
Due Reaching Retire
ment Age Resignation
Effective Oct. 1
The Rev. Harold W. Gilmer, rector
of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, has
tendered, iis resignation to go into
effect October 1. The resignation was
submitted to the vestry of the church
at a meeting held Sunday night, and
'Mr. Gilmer’s resignation is based on
the fact that he has reached the age
cf retirement- He has been rector of
the church six years having succeeded
the Rev. Lewis Schenck. As to the
future, Mr. Gilmer at present has no <
No successor to Mr. GUimer has
foedn considered by the vestry and
none wiH be chosen until Bishop
Thomas Henry Wright can make a
survey of available clergymen.
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Due To Fish Boxes ■
Town Councilmen at their meeting 1
Tuesday # night received a complaint '
from residents of Pembroke Circle i
relative to commercial fishermen 1
Using the land along the creek. The i
complaint stated that fish are unload
ed and that fish boxes are stored on 1
the lot which is not only unsightly, <
but create a nisance due to the odor '
and breeding of hies.
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It takes the skill of specialists to help this happy boy get his
feet on the ground ready to go places. You start him on his way
when you buy Easter Seals. This is only -one of the services for
crippled children made possible through Easter Seals.
Chowan Boy First
Trainee In State
Eugene Noah Jordan Is
Now Stationed at
The first student forestry employe
ever to hold a job in a national forest
in North Carolina is in Ne\v Bern
' now, training iwith the Croatan for
He is Eugene Noah Jordan, 20, of
Tyner, junior at North Carolina State
College and the first representative of
that institution’s brand, spanking new
Cooperative Student Employment
Plan for forestry students.
Mr. Jordan is one of three stu
dents selected on a basis of grades
and aptitude from over-two hundred
men in the forestry school. The other
, two men .will be shuttled to various
Pisgah-Croatan or Natahala National
Forest offices during the next two
Although the North Carolina State
College School of Forestry is nolt the
first such school in the country 1 .to send
student employes to national forestry
offices for training, it is one of few
schools that has adopted this prac
tice. Only juniors and seniors at
State will be eligible for the jobs as
.the first two years of schooling are
set aside for basic courses.
Croatan Ranger Jack Fortin will be
responsible for Jordan’s adherence to
the stringent course of activity laid
out for him over the three month
period he is to spend in the New Bern
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Gives Opinion On
Hicks Field Title
'Due to a letter received by Town
Attorney J. N. Pruden from Attorney
General Harry MdMullan, more con
fusion exists as to who holds title to
Hicks Field, Town Council or the
Edenton school trustees.
While it is the opinion of Mr. Pru
den and other Edenton attorneys that
title is vested in the Town, Mr. Mic-
Mullan’s opinion is opposite in that
because no time limit was set for use
of the property as a farm school, the
original transfer to the school trus
tees still holds.
Meeting To Organize
Sea Scouts Tonight
A meeting haa been called for to
night (Thursday) for the purpose of
organizing the Edenton Sea Scouts.
The meeting' will be held at 7:30
The Sea Scouts are sponsored by
the Edenton Junior Chamber of Com
merce, and it is hoped any prospective
member, as well as anyone else in
terested will attend tonight’s meet
ing. _ »
The Jaycee Committee in charge of
the Sea Scout organization is compos
ed of Charles Wales, Jr., J. M.JPoyce,
Thomas Francis, Graham White and
J. J. O’Rourke.
Today And Friday To
iße Held In Armory
i Classes Will Be Held at
9:30 A. M. and 7:30
P. M. Each Day
, Final arrangements have been com
- pleted for the Foodhandlers School
, which will be held on Thursday and
Friday, March 16 and 17, in the Eden
f All foodhandling establishments of
, the county have been contacted, ad
s vance notices have been forwarded.
, Invitations have been extended to all
[. school lunch room employees of Cho
wan, Perquimans and Bertie Coun
ties. The home economics classes of
5 Chowan County High Schools have al-
I so been invited.
. Classes will be held at 9:30 A. M.,
3 and 7:30 P. M., each day. The second
I day the program will change com
> pietely. It is hoped that by present- •
ing the same program twice daily
> will enable the operators to divide his
» or her employees into two groups so
| each employee will have the opportun
r ity to attend.
r These classes are being held
■ throughout the State by the various
t Health Departments and some very;
i good results have been obtained in
s increasing the sanitation standards of 1
foodhandling establishments. Al- ;
( though this is the first school of its
> kind to be held in Edenton, it is hoped
1 that all operators will take advantage
' of this school. It is a known fact that '
i good food, sparkling sanitation and
courteous service will build a better
Scout Cabin In
t Need Os Repairs
; Condition Called to At
tention of Town
J. Clarence Leary,' Jr., and Gilliam j
Wood appeared before Town Council
Tuesday night on behalf of Boy Scout *
Troop No. 56, and called attention to *
much needed repairs to the Scout cab
in, which should be made at once.
In the town’s budget an appropria
tion of S3OO was made to the Boy 1
Scouts, of which $22 has been spent 1
for insurance. The request &-&s made
that the remaining $278 be turned *
over immediately so that repairs can *
be made at once. The Councilmen
agreed to comply with the request.
Pearce And Harrell
Join In Business
Edgar L. Pearce, popular Rocky I
Hock nurseryman, has joined Loujs (
Harrell, .with the new firm’s name 1
known as Harrell-Pearce Company, f
Mr. Pearce purchased an interest in s
the Harrell Company and has moved t
his seed business from his farm in i
Rocky Hock to the store on Broad
Street. * i
Fashion Show To Be
Presented At Local
School Friday Night
•Seeks Re-election |
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J. EMMETT WINSLOW
State Senator J. Emmett Wins
low of Hertford has announced
his candidacy for re-election to
the forthcoming election. Mr.
Winslow is the first Senator
from Perquimans County since
Junior Music Club
Members Excel At
Mike Malone Will Com
pete For Transylvania
Members of the Edenton Junior
Music Club made a splendid showing
last week at the Northeastern District
Contest held at Greenville. The con
test was sponsored by the N. C. Fed
eration of Music Clubs.
Edenton juniors, under the direction
of Miss Dorothy Williams, teacher,
made the following ratings in piano:
Superior Rating—Araminta Hobbs,
Jane LuLaney, Linda Jack
Overman and Margery Thigpen.
Excellent Rating—Deanna Dowdy,
Brenda Mooney, Anna Partin, Jackie
Wallace, Mike Malone and Mary L.
Very good Rating—Carolyn Ashley.
Mike Malone, a contestant for the
baritone horn solo, received superior
rating and will compete for the Tran-,
sylvania scholarship offered by the
State Federation of Music Clubs.
Mr. J. Allen Easley of Wake Forest,
contest chairman of the N. C. Federa
tion of Music Clubs, and Mrs. J. H.
Thigpen of Edenton, district chair
man, were in charge of arrangements
for the day and were present at the
college for the contests.
For Nurses’ Home
Wrenn-Wilson Low Bid
der; Completion Ex
pected By June
J. W. Davis, chairman of the Cho
wan Hospital Board of Trustees, an
nounced Friday that a contract had
been awarded that afternoon for the
construction of a nurses’ home on the
hospital site. The low bidder was
Wrenn-Wilson with a figure of $58,-
The nurses' home will have 19 beds
and an assembly room which will seat
abdut 100 persons.
IBoth the hospital and the nurses’
home are expected to be completed by
June of this year.
BPW Club Meeting!
Scheduled March 23
The regular meeting of the Edenton
Business and Professional Women’s
Club, which was to have been held
Thursday, March 16, will be held the
following Thursday, March 23rd., in
stead. This will 1)6 a dinner meeting
and will- begin at 7 o’clock at the club
room in the Hotel Joseph Hewes,
Mrs. Corie White, president, urges
all members to be present.
Plan To Attend
$2.00 Per Year.
j Affair Is Sponsored By
I Home Demonstration
Clubs of County
Public Invited to Attend
And See the Newest
Chowan County home demonstra
tion clubs will sponsor a fashion show
in the Edenton High School auditori
um Friday night, March 17, at 7:30,
with the Enterprise Club in charge of
general arrangements. Commentators
will present models showing spring
and summer styles from local stores
as follows: Mrs. .Earl Goodwin for
Tots & Teens; Mrs. George Harrell
for Badharti Bros.; Mrs. Anita Tar
kington for Anita’s Millinery; Mrs. R.
N. Hines for Preston’s; Mrs. William
Cozart for the Betty Shoppe; Miss
Lena Jones for Belk-Tyler. Pianists
for the program will be Mrs. Gus
Hughes and Mrs. Jack Mooney.
Clothes and hats from these stores
will be modeled by the following:
Tots & Teens, Mrs. Joe Webb, Jr.,
Mrs. Percy Smith, Mrs. Wesley Ches
son, Jr., Mildred Small, Betty Joe
Webb, Frances Holton, Harriette
Bond, Dianne Goodwin, Danny Long,
Patsy Mooney and Jakie Boyce. Bad
ham Bros., Mrs. George Hoskins, Mrs.
Thomas Francis, Mrs. Bertram Hollo
well, Sara Kemp Wood, Jonetta Dav
enport, Mary Thorud, Roland
Vaughan, Jr., and Charlie Wood, Jr.
Anita’s Millinery, Mrs. Fontainne
, Boutwell, Mrs. Jack Mooney, Mrs.
Jesse Harrell, Mrs. J. N. Pruden, Jr.,
I Mrs. Harold Darden, Mrs. Hector Lup
ton, Miss Dora Tarkington, Ellene
, Tarkington. Preston’s, Betsy Duncan,
Mrs. Kermit Layton, Mrs. Frank
Holmes, Mrs. William Holmes, Mrs.
Joe Thorud, Miss Sharon Lupton, Mrs.
John Kramer, Mrs. Charlie Wood, Jr.,
Miss Lena Jones and Miss Hilda Per-
I ry. Betty Shoppe Mrs. Frances Mul
’ i lens, Mrs. William Cozart, Mrs. Paul
Ward, Mrs. Alvin Byrum, Miss Hazel
Boswell, Miss Joyce Brunson, Miss
‘ i Catherine Cam pen, Miss Dorothy Eas
on, Miss Doris Layton and Miss
1 Evelyn Small. Belk-Tyler’s, Mrs.
> Gus Spruill, Mrs. D. M. Reaves, Mrs.
: E. T. Rawlinson, Dorothy Keeter,
- Frances Bunch, Dorothy Spruill, Joe
: Bunch, Errol Flynn, Rebecca Boswell
and Betty Byrum.
> Another feature of the fashion
; show will be special music by Mrs.
• Frank Elliott and a tap dance by
The public is cordially invited to
: attend the showing of fashions for
' Easter, late spring and summer. The
- stores represented in the Fashion
; | Show wall give door prizes to those
(holding lucky numbers. No admis
, sion is charged.
The beauty salons of Edenton are
. also giving door prizes, including
. Anne’s Beauty Salon, Nu-Qurl, The
; Vogue and Mae Jackson’s Beauty
Easter Seal Quota
In Chowan $350
Plans Now Being Made
For This Year’s Drive
Geddes Potter, chairman of the
Chowan County Chapter, North Caro
lina League for Crippled Children,
announces that plans are now being
made for the annual Easter Seal cam
paign, which in Chowan County is •
sponsored by the Edenton Lions Club.
Together with Mr. Potter, W. J. Tay
lor is secretary, Earl Harrell, treas
urer and Kermit Layton a member of
The quota for Chowan County this •
year is $350.
“Chowan County has a number of
children who need medical care,” said •
Mr. Potter. “They need braces,
crutches, sight, hearing and speech
theraipy, and other types of assistance.
You can help them become happy,
self-sufficient individuals by buying
Easter Seals, the proceeds of which
go for that purpose.”
FIVE FIRES IN FEBRUARY
Fire Chief R. K. Hall reports that
the fire company was called out for
five fires during February. Os these
fires, three were oultside the city lim
its, and only slight damage was caus
ed in each of the five fires.