Volume XVII. —No. 17.
VFW Post Plans To
Stage Loyalty Day
In Edenton Monday
Program In High School
Scheduled to .Start at
10:30 A. M.
MAY OR~SPE AKER
Celebration Is Arranged
In Order to Reaffirm
H. W. Williams, Americanism
Chairman of Won. H. Coffdeld Post,
No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
announced eariy this week that plans
are going forward for the observance
of “Loyalty Day” in Edenton on Mon
day, May 1. According to Mr. Wil
liams a very interesting program will
be arranged and the day will afford
an excellent opportunity for all citi
zens to display visible proof of their
belief in the American system of gov
ernment and to reaffirm loyalty to
the flag and constitution of the United
“The Russians in another part of
the world are planning a big celebra
tion on this same day," said Mr. Wil
liams, “but their salute is to Com
munism—a doctrine which any man
that has ever tasted the rights »f de
mocracy eouid newer accept. In order
to keep our ways of governing' we
must all stand and say, ‘This is my
country and my flag until I breathe
my last breath’.”
The following program will be pre
sented in observance of Loyalty Day
at the Edenton High School next Mon
cay morning, starting at 10:30 o’clock.
Music by the Edenton High School
Presentation of colors by VFW Post
Prayer by Henry G. Quinn, post
Music by the band.
Address by John A. Holmes, super
intendent of schools.
Introduction of principal speaker.
Address by Mayor Leory Haskett.
Pledge to the flag by all present.
National Anthem by band.
A cordial invitation is extended to
the public and it is hoped a large
number will attend.
Mrs. Carr Elected
President Os BPW
Ernest Ward, Jr., Prin
cipal Speaker at Meet
ing Held Thursday
Mrs. Josie Ruth Carr will head up
the Business and Professional Wo
man’s Club as president following the
election of new officers held Thurs
day night in the Hotel Joseph Hewes.
Mrs. Carr will succeed Mrs. Corie B.
Other officers elected unanimously
for the coming year were: Miss Lena
Jones, first vice-president; Mrs. Corie '
White, second vice-president; Mrs.
Mildred Spruill, corresponding sec re- 1
tary; Mrs. Lena Leary, recording sec
retary, and Miss Marie Goodwin,
, Fallowing the business session, an
interesting talk on “Recreation, A
Community Responsibility” was mode
by Ernest Ward, Jr., local business
man, who was introduced by Mrs.
Myrtle Cuithrell, in charge of Public
“Recreation is both an indispensa
ble part of the good life communities
owe their young citizens of today, and
an Unvaluable tool in building good
citizens of tomorrow. While no one
claims that recreation is a cure for
juvenile delinquency, we know that it
is a powerful preventive,” said Mr.
[ “Community recreation has come of
- age: Under the Stress of Worid War
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I Big Earl Goodwin
I, Pitches No-Hither
iy; Earl Goodwin in rare form
ay night, the Edemiton Aces wal-
Washingtbn Sigh School 6-0.
vin pitched a no-hit, no-run
and throughout the entire seven
rs never got into any serious
ie. He fanned 13 visiting foat
per Gray .and Haywood Roger
ided the Aces’ cause by hammer
ut two hits each,
k. iw game, sponsored by the Eden
fi;ton Lions Club, attracted the largest
Ptecal baseball crowd of the current
THE CHOWAN HERALD
1 |_Papers WantedJ
Due to an unusual demand for
copies of last week’s Herald, the
normal supply usual’y printed for
the office became exhausted be
fore any papers were put aside
for checking copies. About 15. or
20 copies of last week’s issue are
needed, so that 10 cents will be
paid for each paper brought to
the office until a sufficient num
ber is secured.
L City Mbemarles
On Friday Night
Manager Gashouse Par
ker Rounding Out
Edenton’s Colonials are scheduled
to. play an exhibition game with the
Elizabeth City Albenrarles of the Vir
ginia League on the Elizabeth City
diamond Friday night, the game is
scheduled to begin at 8 o’clock.
Manager Gashouse Parker of the
Colonials is gradually whipping the
Colonials in shape, and while the per
manent lineup has not been chosen, he
plans to use the following in Fridlay
night’s game: Johnny Bohonko, Claude
Griffin, Trot Leary, Fred Keeter,
Bob Elzeer, A1 Habit, JolSn Pavlich,
Manager Parker stated early this
week that he expects to round out a
creditable team again this year, and
due to the fact that the locals will
share in the gate receipts, he hopes
quite a few Edenton fans will attend
Friday night’s game.
HD Club Program
On Radio May Ist
Observance of National
Home Demonstration Clubs of Cho
wan County will give a radio program
over Station WGAI, Elizabeth City,
on Monday afternoon, May 1, at 2:00
o’clock. This will be the first of sev
eral events planned by local clubs in
observance of National Home Demon
stration Week —April 29 to May 6.
Peter Carlton is assisting Mrs. I. E.
Halsey, Jr., county publicity chair
man, with general plans and arrange
ments for this radio program. Others
taking pant include the following
club women: Mrs. E. E. Privott,
County council president; Mrs. George
'Smith, Mrs. E. L. Belch j Mrs. Will
Harrell, Mrs. Sam Nixon, Mrs. Elbert
Peele, Mrs. Alvin Byrum, Mrs. J. E. ;
Ferry, Jr., and Mrs. Curtis Chappell, !
representing the various clubs in Cho
' PARTICIPANTS IN LOCAL TRIANGULAR RACE |
' JOHN F. WHITE
A considerable amount of interest.in Chowan County centers around the race for Representative in
the General Assembly in the forthcoming election May 27. The principals in this race are John F. White,
veteran legislator; Mrs. Josie Roth Carr, only Chowan woman ever to seek the office, and IWilliam C. (Bill)
Bunch, the youngest candidate ever to run for the office in Chowan County. Mr. White appears at the '
left, Mrs. Carr in the center and Bill Bunch on the' right. >
Edenton, Chowan County, IBKOarolina,Thursday, April 27,1950.
| IN ( l* AN THIS WEEK j
Wl v *'.r' s ~—
KTgl --THANK GIfTS «
Above is pictured the trailer museum containing gifts from the
people of France in appreciation for gifts of food sent by the Ameri
can people on Friendship Trains. The trailer was at the Edenton
white school Wednesday and will be at the colored school today
(Thursday) and at Chowan High School, Rocky Hock Central School
and White Ook schools Friday.
Mrs. Inglis Fletcher
Gracious Hostess At
Meeting Os Sorority
Pi Chapter of Delta Kap
pa Gamma Meets at
Members of Pi Chapter of Delta
Kappa Gamma were one hundred per
cent in attendance on Saturday, April
i 22, as they gathered for a 12:80
o’clock luncheon at Dr. Inglis Fletch
er’s spacious Bandon Plantation home,
In her usual charming manner, Dr.
Fletcher greeted and made welcome
her guests as they arrived from
Edenton, Hertford, Elizabeth City,
Chowan College, Manteo, Ahoskie,
Murfreeshpro, Plymouth and Creswell.
Assisting in the greetings were the
local DAR hostesses, who sponsored
the luncheon menu.
A delicious three course luncheon >
consisting of Durante special tomato |
cocktail, broiled chicken, green peas;
and mushrooms in patty shells, com
pudding, cranberry salad, sweet pic
kles, celery, hot biscuits, coffee, and
chocolate cake, with fresh strawberry
This luncheon was served by Mes
dames Wood Privott, Pencie McMul-j
1 lan, W. I. Hart, Mary B. Pruden and
i Miss Emily Smithwick.
Prior to the luncheon, which was
served buffet style, the guests were
invited to register in the “Little
Schoolhouse” standing on the west
side of the Bandon grounds, where
the first course of the luncheon was
served by Mrs. Pencie McMullan and
where greetings were extended by
genial host, Jonn Fletcher.
In greeting the guests, the host
said, “This little school house is said
to have been the first classical boys’
boarding school in the Colony. The
date of its beginning goes back to
1752, and its schoolmaster was Par
son Daniel Earl.”
In true old plantation style, the
guests were summoned to eat in Ban
don’s spacious dining hall by John
Fletcher, who blew several blasts
from a fox horn, thus affording his
hearers a rare treat in comparison to
modem dinner signals.
Following the luncheon, the guests
again retired to the “Little School
house” of 1752, where Pi Chapter’s i
President, Mrs. O. J. Jones of Manteo,
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MRS. JOSIE RUTH CARR
jFifth Sunday Sing In
:Rocky Hock Church
On Sunday Afternoon
W. J. Daniels States an
W. J. Daniels, who for many years
has been a follower of the fifth Sun
day sings in Bertie County, has com
pleted the program for the first fifth
Sunday sing to be held in Chowan
County. The sing will be held next
Sunday afternoon, April 30, in the
Rocky Hock Baptist Church, starting
at 2:30 o’clock.
Mr. Daniels informed The Herald
that participants on the program will
include groups from Belhaven, Sea
board, Aulander,_Hobbsville, Ballard’s
Bridge, Bethel, Portsmouth, Edenton,
and of course, numbers by the Rocky
i Hock choir and male chorus.
| The program will include solos,
quartets, duets, choir congregational
singing and the expectations of a not
pd quartet from Portsmouth.
Mr. Daniels is elated over the in
terest aroused over this first fifth
Sunday sing in Chowan County, and
feels confident the Rocky Hock Church j
i will not be able to accommodate the
j crowd which will attend.
Miss Betsy Duncan
Wins Beauty Contest
Will Represent County
At Potato Festival
Betsy Duncan, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Duncan, was declared win
ner in the beauty contest held at the
Taylor Theater Friday night. Miss
Duncan won over a field of 22 contest
ants, all of whom were very attract
ive, and will, therefore, as “Miss Cho
wan County,” represent the county in
the Potato Festival to be held in Eliz
abeth City May 3.
Kitty Canipen, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. A. Campen won second place
and Syble Cayton, daughter of the
Rev. and Mrs. Preston 'Cayton, came
WILLIAM C. (BILL) BUNCH
[Democrats Meet In
Saturday, 3 O’clock
| Wake Up, Folks!
The Herald was informed this
week that the cancer drive in Cho
wan County wil terminate in
about ten days and that to date
’ contributions have netted only
$428.66 toward the county’s quota
The drive is sponsored by the
Junior Woman’s Club and Home
Demonstration Clubs and with
the effects of cancer very much in
evidence in Edenton and Chowan
County, it is hoped the public will
| rally toward meeting the county’s
i French Thank You'
i Museum In County
• Displays This Week
Trailer Filled With Gifts
, Sent From People
, Showing in Chowan County this
j week is a trailer museum containing
gifts sent from France in appreciation
of gifts sent to them on the French
■ Friendship Train. It is France’s way
' cf saying “thank you” for the food
sent by the American people,
j The trailer appeared at the Edenton
I white school Wednesday of this week.
It is scheduled to be at the colored
, school today (Thursday) and at Cho
wan High School, Rocky Hock Cen
’ tral School and White Oak School
A tall, graceful Sevres vase, given
1 by the president of France, is on dis
. play along with some automatic toy
cars, satin lined and downed baby
. clothes, dolls attired in provincial cos
, tumes, china, mounted etchings, and
j I jugs are also included. An intricate
! j model of a French fishing boat will
. attract the boys while girls will note
with interest the pennant of a French
Girl Scout troop. There is also a wed-
Id'ng gown, a peasant blouse, a picture
of inlaid wood, lace, medals, and arti
ficial silk kerchiefs. For the School
. chidren, special attention is called
rto the pictures and letters from
■ French children.
Tickets Now On Sale
For Sports Banquet
Tickets Must Be Bought
In Advance In Order
Tickets for the sports banquet
which the Varsity Club is sponsoring
on Monday night, May 15, in the arm
ory, went on sale this week with
members of the club having the
The tickets were distributed at the
Monday night meeting of the club in
the high school building, where a
general discussion of the banquet was
The club is expecting a crowd of
300 persons to attend the affair, which
will honor the athletes of Edenton
High School during the 1949-50 school
year, both hoys and girls, and
which All-Americans Dick Dickey of
State College and Charlie Teague of
Wake Forest have consented to at
Efforts to secure either of Caro
lina’s All-America duo, Art Weiner or
Charlie Justice, have not borne fruit
but the club officials are on the trail
of two other All-American football
players for the affair.
Tickets must be purchased in ad
vance for the banquet as the ticket
sale will close five days prior to the
banquet. Anyone desiring to attend
and who has not been approached by
a member of the club can secure a
ticket by contacting either Bill Co
zart or Ernest Ward, Jr.
Evans Mill Damaged
In Early Morning Fire
Fire Tuesday morning between 2
and 3 o’clock did considerable damage
*o the Evans mill in North Edenton,
the damage estimated by Fire Chief
R. K. Hall as being about $2,500, with
no insurance on the property.
$2.00 Per Year.
Various Delegates Will
Be Elected to County
County Democratic Con
May 6 -
Democrats of Chowan County are
called to meet in precinct meetings
next Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock,
according to Lloyd E. Griffin, chair
man of the Chowan County Democrat
ic Executive Committee.
The purpose of the meetings is to
elect a chairman and vice chairman
in each precinct as well as to select
delegates to the Democratic County
Convention, which is scheduled to be
held in the Court House Saturday af
ternoon, May 6, at 3 o’clock.
The precinct meetings will be held
r at the various places:
I East Edenton—Court House.
West Edenton—Municipal Building.
Center Hill—Elliott Belch’s office.
5 Rocky Hock—Henry Bunch’s store.
Wardville—George A. Hollowell’s
Yeorpim—Harry A. Perry’s store.
All democrats of the county are
3 urged to attend these meetings to help
i elect delegates and take part in any
1 other business which may be neces
-1 sary to be transacted.
! Senior Play Tonight
; At High School
Show Promises to Be a
1 Very Entertaining
Edenton’s High School senior class
1 Will present a three-act comedy, “A
e Case of Springtime,” tonight (Thurs
! day) at 8 o’clock in the school audi
1 Miss Rebecca Walker is directing
- the play and is very much encouraged
- over the progress shown by members
■ of the cast. This will be the first
1 Senior Class play to be presented in
I two years and promises to be a very
' entertaining affair.
Members of the cast include: John
ny Goodwin, Ashton Morgan, Suzanne
Speight, Mary Dale Spry, Johnny
Owens, Ann Harless, Joyce Webb,
Keith Emminizer, Lucy Bright Co
[ field, Ernest White, Billy White, Edith
Lane, Patsy Taylor, Faye Dail and
j Nancy Boswell.
Auxiliary Os Legion
Meal and Program In
Local Armory Friday
Night, May 5
Announcement was made this week
by the ways and means committee of
the American Legion Auxiliary that
plans have been made for a com
munity supper to be held at the Eden
ton armory Friday night, May 5, at
7 o’clock. A turkey dinner will be
served and the ladies hope there will
be a large crowd in attendance.
Tickets will be sold in advance and
will be on sale until May 3 at various
places in town. An interesting pro
gram for the evening is being planned
b> Miss Lena Jones, so that a good
time is assured in addition to a de
Mrs. James M. Bond is president of
the Auxiliary and Mrs. Paul Holo
man and Mrs. W. O. Elliott, Jr., chair
men of the committee planning the
Edenton BPW Club
Planning Card Party
Plans are going forward for a card
party, sponsored by the Edenton Busi
ness and Professional Women’s Club,
to be held Thursday night, May 4, in
the Hotel Joseph Hewes, beginning at
8 o’clock, it was announced this week
s by Miss Mary Lee Copeland who is
, in charge of the affair.
Various prizes, including door prize
will be offered, and delightful refresh
ments will be served.