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portance of Clean
| In the neighborhood of 250 people
, v _ attended the first annual sports ban
quet of the Varsity Club held Monday
night in the Edepton armory. A de
lightful turkey dinner was served, and
•the affair was a distinct success from
BiH Cozart, president of the club,
proved to be a splendid toastmaster,
carrying out the program with dis
patch, so that despite a full program,
It was not a long drawn out, tiresome
Though three All-American athletes
were scheduled to be special guests,
one, Dick Dickey, was unable to at
tend. Darrell Royal, University of
Oklahoma gridiron- hero, and Charlie
Teague, -College baseball star, were on
hand and assisted in awarding troph
ies and certificates.
Nick George offered the invocation
to start the banquet and Bill Cozart
extended the address of welcome. The
group of high school athletes was
then recognized and then Bill Cox,
sports editor for the Norfolk Virgin
ian-Pilot, was introduced.
,* Mr. Cox stated that the gathering
, > was the finest he ever confronted 1 and
P; complimented the Varsity Club for
staging such an event. He said he had
been associated with organizations for
boys and that the Varsity Club has
rs undertaken a thing which will pay off
in the town, county and state in
terms which cannot be estimated.
Sports programs are one of the most
f enduring things in this county, 'he
said, and referred to North Carolina
and Texas as rising to the top in base
ball, football • and basketball.
“It is a treat to find that people
p in Edenton are taking such an interest
.iii raising the quality of athletics,
pi .said Mt. Cox.
I- ‘ Mr. Cox directed his remarks to the
young people, urging them to play
sports and do their classroom work
with the same kind of determination.
He said competition is becoming
stronger and that if any want to be
come college athletes they will have to
pay attention to school work. “It is a
lot harder to be a good student,” he
said, “but it is more fun to be a good
student.” He emphasized the import
ance of true sportsmanship, saying he
_ knew personally and intimately many
of the All-Americans and rarely he
r ever heard one take the name of the
Lord in vain. He knew some, he said 1 ,
who always carried the New Testa -
I meat. He pointed dut that it is true
that the better the athlete, the better
| the boy.
Darrell Royal in a brief remark
1 said that athletics are one of the few'
IL . things left in this country which are
Cw strictly competitive.
teT 'Coach George Thompson expressed
R- ’ . hie appreciation for the display of in
£ terest in school athletics but said the
| school program has room for im
; provement. He said that, win or lose,
||there is something to be realized in
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Spring Recital In
1 School May 23rd
Pupils of Miss Dorothy
1 Williams Will Present
j I Program
! Miss Dorothy Anne Williams will
present her piano pupils in a sipring
f A very interesting program has
P -- S • it fw a Ar
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Feature Will Be an Ex
hibit of Model Planes
Made By Boys
'Edenton’s family of Cubs and Cub
parents will meet as a pack tonight
(Thursday) at the Scout Cabin be
ginning at 7:30 o’clock. At this time
the proud parents and their cubs will
display the fine model airplanes they
have been working on together all
month. (Special mention will be given
to the three outstanding models. The
cubs are not over talking about their
trip to Raleigh and other interesting
Pack Father Clyde Hollowell says of
Cubbing, “Cubbing is a family affair
and it tends to bring parents and the
boys together. The parents work with
the children and enjoy passing them
on their actual requirements. The
parents keep up with the latest infor
mation on requirements at the pack
meetings and in conferences with the
den mothers and cubmaster. That’s
the wonderful thing about this cub
bing business; it provides an oppor
’ tunity for us parents to have a com
. mon interest in the things our kids
’ like to do.”
On Sunday the Cubs escorted their
mothers to the Edenton Baptist
. Church in tribute of Mother. Pack
fathers Robert Boyce, Clyde Hollo
, well, A. F. Downum, William Ellio-tt,
Horace White, Thurston Stallings
, George Twiddy, John Kramer, R. M.
, Peterson, R. O'Conner are now work
’ ing on plans for a happy family-pack
-“cub summer” including swimming
lessons, parents and cubs outings, pic
! nics to Nags Head and more inter
[ esting projects and craftmanship.
Den Mothers Mrs. Robert Boyce, Mrs.
| Clyde Hollowell and Mrs. Horace
White will spend an interesting 20
, minutes this Thursday evening with
' the mothers and fathers of the indi
vidual dens going over advancement
requirements for the cubs. They
, stress the importance of the parents
’ attending in order to know how to
. guide their sons up the advancement
ladder and help them oh their pro
Ball Qn June 3rd
; “Miss Edenton” Will Be
; Chosen to Enter State
Contest In June
Edenton’s Junior Chamber of Com
merce will hold its second annual
[ “Miss Edenton” ball Saturday night,
' June 3, at 9 o’clock in the Edenton
: armory. “Miss Edenton” will be
. crowned 1 at 10:30 o’clock.
The winner of the beauty contest
, will enter contest to be held in Wil
mington in June, when “Miss North
Carolina” will 'be chosen to compete
[ for'the title of “'Miss America.”
A feature of the Edenton ball will
be a dance for whidh music will be
furnished by Dick Levin and his State
College orchestra. The affair is ex
pected to attract a large crowd, and
I for table reservations those interested
are requested to telephone 39.
Colonials Play Two
Games This IWeek
Edenton’s Colonials will go into ac
tion in two exhibition games this
week. They am scheduled to play
l Weefcsvilla on Hicks Reid Friday
• night at 8 o'clock and on Saturday
l night they will play the Colerain
t Trappers on the latter's diamond. This
game wjjH begin at 8:30.
! ROTARY MEETS (TODAY
. Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
„ today (Thursday) at 1 o'clock in the
II Parish House. An attendance contest
, is, in progress, so that President
■ Odorge Twiddy urges every member
'to ,fce pirttent, ; . .
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! Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. 4
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 18,1950.
Edenton For Third
Time On Tuesday
Dr. Griffin, Chairman,
Extends Thanks to All
Chowan County did not quite meet
its quota of 100 pints of blood at its
third bloodmobile visit, Tuesday.
However, it is felt that this was due
mainly :to the bad weather conditions.
Dr. W. S. Griffin chairman of the
Blood Program for Chowan County,
again expresses his _thanks to all
Committee chairmen and their volun
teer workers. “Through the diligent
and timeless efforts of these people
we were fully equipped and prepared
for this visit of the bloodmobile,” said
Dr. Griffin, “and since more of this
-blood is being used in Chowan County
than ever before, I feel sure that be
tween now and l the next visit of the
Red Cross bloodmobile, every healthy
citizen of our county will have realiz
ed that it is his duty to contribute a
pint of his blood in order that our
local hospital may always have a sup
ply of this free blood on hand. With
every eligible person assuming this
personal responsibility we will have
no trouble in meeting pur quota.
“It was gratifying to note that
some donors, realizing the great need
of their blood, willingly and cheerful
ly came and donated their blood for
the second and third time. These
people are to be commended for such
J. M. Boyce, recruitment chairman,
reports the following donors:
Mrs. Anne Spruill, Sara Ellen
Skiles, Preston E. Cayton, Mrs. L. P.
Moore, Mrs. Walter Heath, Mrs. P. C.
Ashley, Bill Brotton, Ervin Griffin,
William A. Elliott,, John L. Foxwell,
O. A. Boatwright, James Stillman,
Mrs. Lina Stallings, J. C. Parks, Mrs.
I-. A. Patterson, Mrs. Elbert Cope
land, W. 11. Gardner, Dr. George L.
Crane, Mrs. J. M. Jones, Sr., J. M.
Jones, Jr., Paul Partin, Mrs. Emma
Perkins, Rudolph Smith, Muriel By
rum, Mrs. J. W. Hollowell, L. A. Pat
terson, Mrs. Joe Webb, Jr., Mrs. Beu
lah Privott, William E. Bond, Ernest
P. Kehayes, Henry Rodman, Mrs. W.
D. Pruden, Miss Mildred Munden,
Mrs. Mattie Rodman, Miss Neva
Spruill, D. R. Whitehurst, Jean Mc-
Clenny, Helen Perry, Mrs. P. E. Saun
ders and Vashti Twine.
'Mrs. J. W. Davis, Chairman of all
volunteer services, and her co-workers j
again gave invaluable services to
ward' preparation of headquarters, the
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Have You Been
! Counted In Census?
If Not, Form Should Be
Filled Out to Secure
Ernest Ward, Jr., crew' leader in
the recent census and now' chief edit
-1 ing clerk in the district office at
Washington, N. C., calls attention to
1 the fact that there is a possibility
that some persons in the county may
; have been missed by the various enu
It is important that every person
has been counted in the census, but if
not, a form should be applied for,
filled out and sent to the U. S. Bureau
■ of Census District Office in the Post
Office Building at Washington, N. C.
The form is very simple to fill out,
I including the full address on April 1,
! 1960 the name of each person whose
usual place of residence was in the
household on April 1, relationship of
the person to the head of the house
hold such as head, wife, son, roomer,
1 etc., sex, color or race and age at last
The foitas can be secured from Mr.
t Ward or by writing the district dfftee
- in Washington, N. C., and Mr. Ward
- urges any person who has not been
■ counted to fill out the form so that
i the county wiH receive credit for the
Lions Club Will Elect
New Officers Monday
‘Edenton’s Lions Club will meet as
, usual next Monday night, after this
; week’s meeting was called off due
Mrs. R.M. Peterson
Wins Grand Prize
In Rower Show
Almost 100 Exhibits on
Display In Annual i
Edenton Junior Woman’s Club’s an
nual flower show, held in Hotel Jos
eph Hewes Friday, was a very de
lightful affair, in which almost 100
exhibits were entered, presenting
some of the most beautiful flowers
Mrs. R. M. Peterson won the grand
prize, a silver bowl, for her lovely
. arrangement of large pink roses.
Quality prizes went to the follow
Roses—'Mrs. R. M. Peterson and
Mrs. Sidney Campen.
Peonies—Mrs. J. N. Pruden, Sr.,
■ and Mrs. L. C. Dail.
Arrangement prizes w r ere won by
. Blue ribbons Mrs. Jimmy Eam
■ bardt, Mrs. Miles Elliott and Mrs.
Sidney Campen; red ribbons, Mrs. L.
C. Dail, Mrs. Frank Holmes and Mrs.
i Thomas Byrum.
Mrs. L. C. Dail w-on a gold ribbon
as the sweepstake prize.
; For the most unusual arrangement,
l Mrs. J. M. Thorud W'on a blue ribbon
and Mrs. T. B. Williford a red ribbon.
• A purple ribbon was awarded David
t Peterson for a minature arrangement,
i Honorable mention and white rib
bon went to the following:
, Mrs. T. B. Williford, Miss Paulina
Hassell, Mrs. R. N. Hines, Mrs. John
, Graham, Mrs. P. C. Ashley, Mrs.
Thomas Byrum, J. A. Bunch, Susan
Holmes, Mrs. T. B. Smith, Mrs. Cora
Bond, Mrs. J. A. Powell and Mrs. M.
I S. Elliott.
Judges for the flower show were
1 Mrs. Vernon Ebervine, Mrs. M. A.
. Maxey and Mrs. C. B. Pond, Sr., mem
bers of three different garden clubs
’ of Suffolk.
15 Men Re-enlist
In National Guard
Together Group Served
137 Years In Armed
, Fifteen men, members of the Eden
ton Heavy Mortal Company, National
Guard, re-enlisted last week for three
year terms. The 15 men together
have spent a total of 137 years in the
Captain William P. Jones, com--
‘ manding officer, states that there are
now openings for 10 men. He also!
said field training will be held this 1
summer, July 2-16, at Fort Jackson,
; S. C., when a regular Army instruc- ,
tional team from the 82nd Airborne !
Division at Fort Bragg will give in
structions to the local Guardsmen.
The 15 men who re-enlisted last
[ week were Master Sergeant Thomas
.J. Hoskins, Sergeants First Class
iJ Richard B. Davis and William W.
, Perry, Sergeants William E. Barrow,
, Walter E. Mills, John H. Oliver, Carl
r L. Keeter, John Lee Spruill, William
. J. White, Corporals Roland G. Evans,
Robert L. Whiteman, Samuel T.
t Wright, John R. Lewis and Pfc. Rob
' ent W. Smith.
[ VFW Encampment
At Manteo Sunday
, Henry G. Quinn, commander of the
, local VFW Post, this week reminds
; members of the First District encamp
j ment which will be held at the VFW
F home at Manteo Sunday, May 21.
- Business sessions will be held from
, 10:30 to 12:30.
; Wives and girl friends are invited
and will be conducted on a tour of
. Roanoke Island, Mother Vineyard,
s Kill Devil Hill and other points of in-
I terest while the veterans are in ses
t At 12:30 a seafood dinner will be
! served and from 2to 5 o’clock a tea
dance will be held at the Casino at
Commander Quinn is very anxious
to have a large delegation from the
r local post attend the meeting.
■ Potter Chairman For
> Smith In Chowan
According to information from
> Willis Smith headquarters in Raleigh,
5 his campaign in Chowan County will
, be handled by a 50-memlber commit
tee headed by Geddes Potter.
> Chairman Potter said men and w
- men in all walks of life are serving
Erection Os White
School In Edenton
Still Facing Snag
Over 200 Farmers
At Peanut Meeting
Testimony Offered For
And Against Bill For
9V 2 Hours
'Some 200 North Carolina and Vir
ginia peanuts producers and dealers
presented what Congressman Herbert .
C. Bonner termed “overwhelming evi- .
dence” of a shortage of Virginia-type ,
peanuts to the House Agriculture 1
For nine and one-half hours the
committee heard testimony for and
against a bill sponsored l by North .
Carolina and Virginia Congressmen
which would allocate peanut acreage
by types according to demand.
The fate of the bill will be decided
at an executive meeting of the com- ;
mittee at a later date.
Congressman Bonner, who first
proposed the bill in a speech in the
House of Representatives January 19,
declared at the close of Monday’s ses
sion that evidence pointing to the
need of a new program and citing the ,
shortage of Virginia-type nuts was
‘ overwhelming.” ,
But the bill met with opposition . (
from Spanish and runner-type peanut ,
producing areas which have been pro
ducing an over supply of nuts and
fear acreage reductions under the
proposed program. Under the bill,
i' is the Virginia-type producers who
would probably get acreage increases
since there has been a shortage of ,
these nuts in recent years,
At least nine farmers artd farm
leaders from the First Congressional
District of North Carolina were pres
ent for the hearings. They included:
I, E. Hassell of Roper, W. W. Byrum,
Charles Overman, G. B. Potter, L. C.
Bunch and Louis Francis, all of Eden
ton; E. P. Story, W. L. Askew, and
John W. Artz, of Gates County.
Final Exercises At
Chowan High School
J. A. Pritchett of Wind
sor Will Be Gradua
W. J. Taylor, superintendent of
county schools, announced this week
[•that the 1950 commencement exercises
at Chowan High School began Thurs
day of last week, when a music re
jcital was conducted by the pupils of
Mrs. Ralph White, piano instructor. I
The baccalaureate sermon will bej
preached Sunday night at 8 O’clock in
the school auditorium. The bacca
laureate sermon will be preached by
the Rev. Charles W. Duling, pastor
of the Hertford Baptist Church.
Class night exercises will be held
Thursday, May 25, at 8 o’clock in the j
Graduation exercises will be held j
Friday' evening, May 26 at 8 o’clock -
in the school auditorium. The speak
er for this occasion will be J. A.
Pritchett, Windsor attorney.
(School closing exercises for the
Rocky Hock Central School will bp
held Wednesday evening, May 24, at 8
o’clock at the school. The speaker for
the occasion will he William S. Priv
BPW Club Meets
On Friday Night
Mrs. Corie White, president of the
' Edenton- Business and Professional
Women’s Club, calls attention to the
dinner meeting to be held Friday
night at 7 o’clock in the Parish House
on West Gale Street, at which time
installation of officers for the new
year will take pilace.
An interesting program has been
arranged said it is holped all members
Benefit Game Nets
$l5O For Ward Fund
In the neighborhood of $l5O was
i realized for the Daisy Alice Ward
fund as the result of the benefit
, baseball game played on Hicks Field
I Tuesday night between the Williams
• ton Martins and the Edenton Spin
The benefit game was sponsored by
; the local VFW Post, and the Williams
ton Martins won by a score of 5-1.
$2.00 Per Year.
Officials of School Lack
$43,000 For New
Group Goes to Raleigh
In Effort to Solve
In another effort to solve a finan
cial problem in connection with the
construction of a new white high
school, a joint meeting of the County
Commissioners and Edenton school
trustees was held Thursday afternoon
in the Court House.
It was pointed out by Superinten
dent John A. Holmes that after elimi-,
nating one wing of the proposed build
ing there was 3till a shortage of
about $43,000 to cover the cost. The
wing is intended to house a music
room, band room and an auditorium.
It appeared that the plans were
changed as much as possible, so that
there can likely be little more cutting
in the price submitted for the con- •
West Byrum, chairman of the Coun
ty Commissioners, again presented
the county’s financial status, and
during the meeting the Commission
ers adjourned o Auditor E. W. Spires’
office to scrutinize the budget and ac
tually audited the books for the re
mainder of the year, to ascertain if it
were possible to find the necessary
funds. He reported, however, that
while the Commissioners realized the
position of the school trustees;’ he
could not see where the money could
Both groups discussed the possi
bility of the county borrowing money
on short term notes without an elec
tion, based upon the amount of county'
indebtedness paid during the year.
It was figured that the maximum
amount which can be secured from
this source is $22,000. What funds
are figured to be on hand at the
close of the fiscal year Is estimated
to be just about enough to pay for
new buses needed. Superintendent
[Taylor stated that he vfll need five
new buses due to consolidation of
colored schools, while Superintendent
Holmes said the city unit needs two
new buses. The cost of these buses
is estimated to be about $16,500.
The idea was advanced that possi
bly the Institute of Government might
b. able to find away to secure the :
amount needed to construct the .
building, so that an appointment was
made for Wednesday of this week:
Those in the group who went to dis
cuss the situation were West Byrum, .
John A. Holmes, E. W. Spires, J. N.
Pruden and A. E. Hollowell.
Begins May 21st
jDr. Benjamin F. Swalin
j Expected to Attend
The drive for memberships in the
Edenton-Ohowan Little Symphony As
sociation will open at a meeting to
be held Monday night May 21, at 7:30
o’clock in the Edenton Court House,
announced the Rev. F. J. McCourt,
president of the local unit of the N.
C. organizations for Patrons.
'Professor Benjamin F. Swalin, di
rector of the North Carolina Sym
phony Society, Incorporated, gracious
ly promised at the meeting held at
4Jie conclusion of the Little Sym
phony’s last excellent Edenton concert
that he would attend the next meeting
and last week again assured Father
MtcOonrt over long distance phone
from Salisbury that he will be at
Everybody, in and out of town, is
urged to attend.
John Umstead Will
Speak Monday Night
Workers for Frank P. Graham, one
i of the candidates for the U. S. Sen-
I ate announced Tuesday that John
t Umstead of Chapel Hill will speak in
1 the Chowan County Court House Mon
■ day night, May 22, at 8 o’clock.
Mr. Umstead was a member of the
State Senate for four years and a
r member of the House of Representa
■ tives for 10 years. He is unopposed
for his sixth term in office.