Volume XVlt.— No. 19.
Program For 1951
Belief That Adoption
Will Improve Present
Highlighting’ the meeting of the
Town Council Tuesday night was the
presentment by A. B. Harless of a
six-point program in the hope that
it will improve operation of the town
government. The program will be
considered by the Councilmen and
will no doubt be adopted at the next
' The program presented by Mr. Har
1— One and one-half per cent of an
ticipated revenue each year to be
placed in a reserve account for a
Pension Fund for City employees.
Rules and regulations of the Social
Security program or a workable satis
factory plan to govern its operation.
2 ‘lmmediate revision of the Town
3 New type budget for 1950 pro
viding for a general fund account; (a)
Deadline for budget requests for
June meeting of Council, (b) Ex
penditures by Departments to be re
stricted to the budget with Depart
ment head responsible.
4 A pay-as-you-go yearly paving
project jointly between the E and W
Beard and the Council*
5 Three-man committee to negoti
ate all matters between the Council
and the E and W Board.
6 A Police Commission of three
to operate the Police Department and
to which the »Poli«e Department is
Other than routine matter®, little
other business was considered. Two
delegates attended the meeting, one
representing the Edenton Band and
the other the Varsity Ckd>.
The Band asked that an appropria
tion of SI,BOO be made this year due
to the necessity es employing a new
director. Last year the town appro
priated sl,3£C *
The Varsity, Club, interested in an
adequate recreational program, asked
for an appropriation of S9OO. Last
year S6OO was appropriated as salary
for three months for the director. Both
requests were referred to the Finance
Committee and will be considered
when making the new budget.
Meets On May Gth
Slate of New Officers
For Year Will Be
Mrs. James Bond, president of the
American Legion Auxiliary calls at
tention to the regular monthly meet
ing of the organization which will be
held at the home of Mrs. Ervin Grif
fin, No. 22, Wefltover Heights, on
Tuesday night, May 16, at 8 o’clock.
The nominating committee will pre
sent the slate of new officers for the
year, and all members are especially
urged to attend in order to take part
in'this important matter.
'At the meeting Mrs. J. L. Chest
nutt, Poppy Day Chairman will also
appoint groups and assign them time
and place to sell poppies on Saturday,
May 27. The Auxiliary is hoping this
will be the best year for poppy sales.
Will Meet May 16th
Mrs. Edward Speight, president of
the Woman’s Society of Christian
Service of the 'Methodist Church, calls
attention to the monthly meeting
which will be held Tuesday night May
16, at’B o’clock at the home of Mrs.
(B. L. Knox.
All members of the society are
especially urged to attend.
Colonials In Action
Next Saturday Night
Gashouse Parker, manager otf the
Edenton Colonials, stated Tuesday
that an exhibition game will be play
ed on Hicks Field Saturday night be
tween the Colonials apd Colerain
. Trappers. The game is scheduled to
L start at 8:80 o'clock,
j* (Manager Parker -also Stated that a
game will most likely bp played Fri
' day night starting at 8 o’clock with
& the Chowan College aggregation.
fe- *itr. and Mrs. George P. Byrum re
turned from Florida last week to
•spend the summer «t their home on
THE CHOWAN HERALD
. Edenton, "chowan County, North Carolim!fKurSay, May 11,1950.
[Benefit Ball Game]
Tonight (Thursday) the local
VPW Post will sponsor a baseball
game on Hicks Field between the
Edenton Spinners and the Wil
liamston Martins. Advance tick
ets may be secured from any
AH proceeds of the game will
go to the Daisy Alice Ward aid
fund, so that it is hoped many
baseball fans will turn out and
help in the effort to save the life
of the 14-year-old girl, who was
burned terribly several months
Junior Music Clubs
Mike Malone Winner of
Edenton and) Miss Margery Thig
pen in particular was honored in Eliz
abeth City Saturday at the State Con
vention of North Carolina Federation
of Junior Music Clubs. iMiss Thigpen,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thig
pen, was elected president of the
At the same time Mike Malone,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Malone,
won the coveted $250 Transylvania
music scholarship for his performance
with the baritone horn. He was also
honored h? being included on the pro
gram at the junior banquet held Fri
day night at Virginia Dare Hotel. He
played two numbers, “Blue Bells of
Scotland” by Buchtel and “Them
Bases” by Huffine.
■ Both are prominent members of the
Edenton High School Band and Miss
Thigpen, while playing the piano on
many occasions, also plays the pipe
organ at the Methodist Church.
Plans Complete For
Annual Flower Show
Affair WilTSe Held At
Hotel Joseph Hewes
Arrangements have been completed
for the annual flower show and food
| bazaar sponsored by tbe Edenton Jun
ior Woman’s Club, which will be held
at Hotel Joseph Hewes Friday be
ginning at 10:30 o’clock in the mom
-1 ing and lasting until 5 o’clock in the
Those in charge of the affair stress
the fact that any flowers to be en
tered must be submitted before 10
o’clock. Provision has been made to
call for flowers and for this service
anyone may call 83-J or 352-W. The
flowers must be in a container fur
nished by the owner.
Judging of the flowers will begin
at 11 o’clock with the judges being
Mrs. Vernon Eberwine, Mrs. M. A.
Maxey and Mrs. C. B. Pond, Sr.,
members of garden clubs in Suffolk.
The food bazaar will be held in con
nection with the flower show and a
large crowd is expected to attend.
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Meeting At Sunbury
The Albemarle Schoolmaster’s Club
held its last meeting for the present
school term in the recently completed
gymnasium and lunch room in Sun
bury, Monday night, May 8.
✓'Mrs. Margaret Riddick delightfully
entertained the members and guests
with a musical program.
A guest speaker was not invited to
this meeting because a long business
meeting was necessary in order to
take care of the various phases of
business necessary to close the year.
New officers were elected for the
1950-51 term, with Superintendent W.
J. White of TyreU County as presi
dent; W. J. Nichols, principal of Cho
wan High •School, vice-president;
Miss Bertha Cooper of Elizabeth City,
secretary, and E. C. Woodard, prin
cipal of Perquimans High School
Plans Going Forward
For Poppy Day Sale
Mns. J. L. Ohestnutt, Poppy Day
chairman for the American Legion
Auxiliary, announced this week that
plans are going forward for the ob
servance of Poppy Day on Saturday,
As In former yean, popples will be
Sold on the streets, and it is hoped
the sales this year will eclipse former
yeMß ’ .1
Cotton Subject At
Meeting Os Farm
Bureau On Friday
Only 15 Farmers Turn
Out, However, to Hear
At the monthly Counity Farm Bur
eau meeting Friday night, J. A.
Shankldn, cotton specialist, conduct
ed a program pointing out the latest
approved recommended practices in
cotton growing and cotton insect con
trol. There were only 15 farmers
present which means that a large por
tion of the cotton growers failed to
avail themselves of this opportunity
to gain valuable information. Mr.
Shanklin pointed out that due to the
mild winter we are having, there is
1 one of the heaviest carry overs of
boll weevils on record. “We can ex
i pect a very heavy weevil infestation
in our cotton fields this year, unless
we use recommended systematic pro
grams of dusting,” he said‘. He rec
ommended 3 early dustings of 6 to 8
pounds of 20% Toxaphene per ap
plication, beginning when squares
first begin to form. It wax suggested
that the time to start dusting will
be approximately June 15 and 20.
■ The 3 applications should be put on at
5 to 7 day intervals. If a good rain
1 falls within 12 hours after an appli
cation the dusting should be repeated.
1 Farmers dhould then watch their
’ fields closer and whan the infestation
1 begins to increase they should follow
! through with 2 or 3 more dustings
1 of 12 to 15 pounds of the 20% Toxa
phene per application, melting an ap
’ plication every 5 days.
; Mr. Shanklin referred to Mr. Boon
dy’s work wilfi cotton insect control
1 in the southern part of the state.
i Records were based on actual field
[ records on which 15 fields were dutit
ed correctly and 15 fields left un
| dusted. The dusted fields more than
doubled the yield of the undusted
fields in 1949. Mr. Shanklin is urg
ing farmers “Not to share crops with
the Bo)l Weevil, but to control the
801 l Weevil and receive the returns."
Hospital Week Is
Open House Postponed
i Until New Hospital Is
\ This week is being observed as Hos
pital Week with Friday designated as
, Hospital Day, when many hospitals
will observe open house. This feature,
. however, due to present circum
] stances, will not be observed in Eden
) ton. Miss Frances Tillett, superin
, tendent of Chowan Hospital, however,
s informed The Herald that open house
' will be held when the new hospital
’ is in operation.
Miss Tillett early this week made
i the suggestion that more local peo
r pie donate a piht of blood in recog
. nition of Hospital Week. She pointed
, cut that there is a great need for
biood and that she, as well as mem
. bers of the staff, will greatly appre
t ciate more blood donations. Miss
Tillett also' said she needs more nurs
es, stating that hundreds of nurses
are needed in Carolina today
and that thousands will be needed in
years to come. _
t Dr. Richard Hardin
; Locatesjn Edenton
1 New Doctor Will Have
I His Office In Red
> Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hardin and
> two children arrived in Edenton this
■ week and are now living at Westover
Dr. Hardfty- will begin practice in
Edenton, having rented the lower
floor of the Red Men building on
! Broad Street. He is a native of West
Jefferson and decided to locate in
Edertton after being discharged from
the U. S. .Navy.
Dr. Hardin will begin practice as
' soon as the building is repaired and
’ his office arrangements completed.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
, today (Thursday) alt 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. The dab is hooked up
i with Windsor and Ahoskie in an at-
I tendance contest, so that President
■ George Twiddy urgis every member |
to attend. .
Uoyd L Griffin Is
Again Chairman Os
County Convention Held
In Court House Last
At tbe Chowan County Democratic
Convention held 'Saturday in 'the
Court House, Lloyd E. Griffin was
ic-elected chairman Mrs. E. N. Elliott
vice-chairman and E. W. Spires sec
retary-treasurer. Ulpon roll call all
of the precincts were represented.
The following were elected,as dele
gates to the State Democratic Con
vention, which will be held in Raleigh
Lloyd E. Griffin, Richard D. Dixon,
; J. L. Pettus, Mr 3. Josie W. Carr, R. A.
Beasley, Philip S. McMullan, A. B.
Harless, T. L. Ward, R. L. Pratt, Wil
lie H. Saunders, John F. White, G.
1 Medlin Belch, Dr. Francis W. Hughes,
Herman F. White, Mrs. M. F. Bar
rington, David Q. Holton, R. C. Hol-
E. R. Bunch, Mrs. E. N. Elliott,
L. H. Haskett, John W. Graham, E.
1 W. Slpires, Mrs. Annie W. McMullan,
Mrs.! Mary Bradham Pruden, Mrs.
John! F. White, E. N. Elliott, 'W. H.
Pearce, Peter A. Carlton, T. J. Bass.
Chowan County is entitled to eight
votes! in the State Convention and the
delegates, as well as any other Demo
crats, from the eounty at the conven
tion will be permitted to cast propor
tionate shares of the eight votes.
Before the meeting adjourned £. C.
Holland, Mayor L. H. Haskett and R.
L. Pratt were appointed to draft reso
lutions of respect to the memory of
the following Democrats of the county
who died since the last convention:
W. 6. Summerell, Z. T. Evans, John
C. Badham, S. A. Leary, Fred P.
Wood, Mrs. W. A. Leggett, John A.
Moore, Mrs. George S. Twiddy, John
C. Shunders, Baker M. Hollowell, E.
J. Bunch, Mrs. E. J. Griffin, Dr. John
W. Warren, Mrs. Johaetta P. Ward,
Joseph A. Morgan, John Thomas
Hollowell, S. Lee Moore, Richard H.
1 Goodwin, Miss Kate Coffield, Mrs. J.
E. Bufflap, Caleb W. Ward, Charles
Henry A. Bufflap, J. W. Cates, J. E.
Lassiter, Charlie E. Belch, Henderson
T. Layton, Samuel W. Taylor, E. L.
Winslow, Mrs. Mollie H. Hassell, Mrs.
Cora E. Privott, Edward A. Haste,
Leamon L. Jethro, Wayland C. Moore,
Thomas I. Eason, Malcom D. Eason.
Chowan Meets Its
Quota For Cancer
Miss Kathryn Brown
Appreciative For Suc
cess of Drive
' Miss Kathryn Brown, chairman of l
the Chowan County Cancer fund rais
ing drive, reported to The Herald
Tuesday of this week that the coun
-1 ty’s quota of $1,050 had been realized.
Contributions reported) to Miss Brown
up to Tuesday amounted to $1,053.97
and she expected to receive a few
' more scattering contributions.
The Cancer drive in Chowan Coun
ty was sponsored by the Junior Wo
; man’s Club, and Miss Brown was se
lected as the county chairman. In the
rural area, the canvass for contribu
tions was handled by members of the
various home demonstration clubs.
In reaching the quota, Miss Brown
was very much pleased and personally
and on behalf of the Junior Woman’s
Club she wishes to thank the public
for the generous contributions. She
was also high in praise of the home
demonstration clubs for the success
ful way they conducted the drive in
* Miss Brown said the Marine Corps
Air Station deserved a great deal of
credit for the substantial contribution
raised at the base, which contributed
in no small measure to the success
of the drive.
Mission Study Class
Begins Friday Night
On Friday night, May 12, the open
ing session of the Mission Study, “We
the _ Peoples of the Ecumenical
Church,” will be held at ‘the Methodist
Church at 8 o’clock. Dr. A. F. Down
urn and R. E. Aiken will be the teach
The closing session of the Study,
will be held at the home of Mrs. B.
1,. Knox, following,the business sess
ion of the Woman’s Society of Christ
• ian Service on Tuesday night, May
16, at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. John Skiles and Mrs. W. S.
Spitzer will teach the group.
AiU members are urged to attend,
and visitors are invited.
1 Deadline Wear |
L. S. Byrum, chairman of the
Chowan County Board of Elec
tions, reminds voters that next
Saturday will be the final day to
register in order to vote in the
forthcoming election. The fol
lowing Saturday, May 20, will be
challenge day, with the election
taking place on Saturday May 27.
Anyone desiring to vote should
make sure his name is on the
county registration by contacting
the registrar in their respective
Miss Lena Jones
Os Honor Societyj
Delta Kappa Gamma Of
ficers Chosen at Pine
At the recent Delta Kappa Gamma
Convention held at the Carolina Hotel,
Pinehurst, Miss Lena M. Jones, of the
local city school faculty was elected
as state recording secretary of the
Other officers elected, and installed
at . the Convention were, President, |
Miss Kate P. Kitchen, of Rocky
Mount; first vice-president, Mrs. Ed
wina Wells, of Wilson; second vice
president, Dr. Gertrude Cox, of Sta*e :
College, Raleigh; Corresponding sec
retary, Miss Elizabeth Hyman, of :
Greenville, and Parliamentarian, Miss
Deßerry of Rockingham.
Delta Kappa Gamma is a State-
National honorary society for women
of the teaching profession.
The recent meeting at the Carolina
Hotel in Pinehurst marked the six- ;
teenth national convention in the
Bloodmobile Will Be
In Edenton May 16th
Appeal Made For More
Donors of Blood For
“If you would like to give a pint of
your blood to save someone s life,” j
says Dr. Wallace Griffin, chairman of i
the Red Cross' Blood Program of Cho
wan County, “please register yourj
name with me or J. M. Boyce, re
The third visit of the bloodmobile
will be Tuesday, May 16, at the Epis
copal Parish house. The quota is
again 100 pints, and it is hoped all
who can will give blood, since Cho
wan County has already benefited by
more blood than was given. This
blood was needed for emergencies in
this county and was more or less bor
“In order to feel that we are doing
our part in this wonderful and bene
ficial program of free blood for all,”
said Dr. Griffin, “I feel it is our duty
to replace the blood we have used
from other counties, as well as meet
our quota of 100 pints.
Dr. Griffin pointed out that due to
the past and present emergencies in
the county, including the local hos
pital which is using more of this
blood than ever before, it is extremely
urgent that those who can give blood
do so next Tuesday, May 16.
Already donors have requested for
blood to be given the Daisy Alice
Ward fund. However, many more are
needed not only for this unfortunate
girl, but other daily emergencies.
“Let your Mother’s Day remem
brance be a pint of blood to save a
life given by some wonderful mother,
says Dr. Griffin.
Philip McMullan, Jr.,
Class Vice President
Philip McMullan, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. P. S. McMullan was recently
honored «k Duke University, where he
was elected vice-president of the jun
ior class of the engineering school.
Tr oung McMullan is a sophomore this
year and will assume hi 3 duties as
vice-president at the beginning of the
next school term.
Fire Inspection Will
Begin Next Week
Fire Chief R. K. Hall will begin
• his annual fire inspection in the busi
ness section next week, starting on
, his rounds Monday morning.
Chief Hall urges all business people
, to have their places in good condition
. prior to his arrival. * '
$2.00 Per Year.
Be Banquet Guest
Darrell Royal of Okla
homa Expected at Var
sity Club Affair
Darrell Royal, sensational All-
American quarterback of the Univer
sity of Oklahoma Sooners, is expected
to attend the Varsity Club’s Sports
Banquet Monday night in the Eden
ton Armory, rounding out the three
major sports which will be represent
ed at the banquet by an All-American.
Royal has not definitely committed
himself as yet but has informed the
'club that he is reasonably sure he
I will be able to make the banquet.
Royal quarterbacked the Sooners to
their terrific season in 1949 and is
'currently coach at N. C. State Col
lege in Raleigh.
Royal will team with All-Americans
Dick Dickey of State and Charlie
Teague of Wake Forest at the ban
quet, each representing a major
school sport. Their appearance will
be the highlight of the first Varsity
Club banquet which is being held to
honor the athletes, both boys and
girls at Edenton high sshool.
W. N. “Bill’ Cox, of Norfolk, will
deliver the principal address of tbe
night at the banquet. Cox, sports
editor of the Virginia-Pilot, is a grad,
uate of the University of North Caro
lina and is widely read throughout
this area. The club feels extremely
fortunate in having a man of the
calibre of Cox to deliver the main ad
dress of the evening.
Tickets are on sale for the banquet
now and will be until Thursday night.
The banquet will get underway at
7:30 Monday night, May 15, in the
armory. A delicious dinner will be
served and a most entertaining pro
gram has been arranged.
Varsity clubmen are hopeful that a
large crowd will attend the banquet
to help them acknowledge the accom
plishments of athletes of the high
school and to encourage participation
in athletics by more students at the
Relief Group Named
For Salvation Army
Duty to Report Anyone
In County Who Is In
Mayor Leroy Haskett this week an
nounced a relief committee to work
in conjunction with the Salvation
Army in providing relief to destitute
Every week Salvation Army work
ers canvass the Edenton business sec
tion for contributions and Captain A.
J. Kinlaw, in charge of the Salvation
Army in Elizabeth City, requested
Mayor Haskett to name three persons
who will report any needy cases so
that service can be rendered in this
Mayor Haskett in return requested
the Masonic lodge Red Men and De
gree of Pocahontas to name one mem
ber each on the committee. Those ap
pointed were: Masons, W. P. Good
win; Pocahontas, Mrs. Erie Haste and
Red Men, J. Edwin Bufflap.
It will be the duty of this commit
tee to report any families or persons
who are in dire need.
Meets On May 17th
The Chowan Hospital Auxiliary is
scheduled to meet Wednesday after
noon, May 17 at 3 o’clock in the
nurse®’ home which is expected to be
the last meeting in the nurses’ home.
All memlbers are, therefore, requested
Mrs. John W. Graham and Mrs. W.
O. Elliott, program chairmen, an
nounce that a social hour will follow
the business session.
Edenton Aces Win
Two Baseball Games
Edenton Aces hung up two victories
this week, Elizabeth City High School
6-5 Monday night and Williamston 7-6
Earl Goodwin hung up a one-hitter
; Monday night, although he was wild,
which accounted for most of the visit
i or’s rubs. The game went into an
i Ward, Taylor and Goodwin shared
mound duty Tuesday night with Rich
i aid Hoskins aiding the Aces’ cause
with two doubles and a triple in four
times at bat.