Volume XVII. —No. 21.
Interest Centers In
| Graham And Smith Con
test Arouses Interest
Three Contests In Elec
tion For Offices In
The final burst of political stream I
is going forth this week in the home
% stretch of the election which will be
held Saturday. While there is little
interest apparent in local contests,
workers are busy principally in behalf
of Senator Frank Graham and Willis
Smith for the U. IS. Senatorial seat,
with both sides predicting that their
candidate will carry Chowan County
and, of course, win the election in the
Voters will have an opportunity to
cast their ballots 'between the hours
of 6:30 A. M., and 6:30 P. M.
In Chowan County there are three
contests, for sheriff, member of the
State House of Representatives and
county commissioner in the First
Sheriff J. A. Bunch is seeking re
election and has as his opposition
For the Representative seat there
are three candidates to succeed J. H.
McMullan, who declined to seek the
office. The three candidates are Mrs.
Josie Ruth Wheeler Carr, John F.
White and William C. Bunch, Jr.
For Commissioner in the First
* Township A. S. Hollowell, incumbent
is apposed by Peter Carlton.
Those who are to be elected without
opposition are E. W. Spires, Clerk
of Court; Marvin P. Wilson, Judge
■ Recorder’s Court; Weldon A. Hollo
fell, Prosecuting Attorney Recorder’s
Con*; W. W. By rum, County Com-!
missioner-at-large; J. R. Peele, Coun
ty Commissioner from the Second
Township; E. N. Elliott, Commission
er from the Third Township; J. A.
, Webb, Commissioner from the Fourth
Township, and Hubert Williford for'
For the two State Senators from
the First Senatorial District there are
three candidates, J. Emmett Winslow,
who is seeking re-election, E. S. As
kew and J. Emmett Copeland.
Begins Friday Night
Dr W. H. Plemmons,
UNC Professor, Grad
Edenton High School will begin the
commencement season Friday night,
when members of the eighth grade
r observe class night and be presented
their diplomas entitling them to en
ter high school next year.
The Rev. Harold W. Gilmer, rector
of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will
preach the baccalaureate sermon in
the school auditorium ISonday night,
May 28. For this service the glee I
chib will sing several numbers.
•Glass night exercises will be held
Thanday night, June 1, with the
theme of the program being “Sen
ior Merry Go Round.”
Graduation exercises will be held
Friday night, June 2. The speaker
for this occasion will be Dr. W. It.
% Plemmons, jnwftwxer rs edueatftm ht
P the University ttf.North Carolina.
Ruritan Club Will W
Hold Ladies’ Night
Ladies’ night will be observed by
| the Chowan Ruritan dub Monday
& night, May 29, at 8 o’clock, the affair
being scheduled to take place in the
| community building.
E *dfon vrill'be A. P*Godwin of Gates
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
I*' ' l
the observance of
is a minia
ture Flanders Field on the town
lot next to police headquarters.
Crosses have already been
placed on the lot, which represent
those from Chowan County who
lost their lives in World Wars I
and 11, as well as those veterans
who have died since.
An American flag will also be
placed on the,lot, and it is hoped
the display will stimulate the sale
of poppies on Saturday.
Begins Plans For
Meeting Held Monday
Night In Chowan
Chowan County’s Symphony Society
held a meeting in the Court House
Monday night to begin the member
ship drive for the coming year. The
first step will be taken by members
of the Edenton Junior Woman’s Club,
who will contact citizens of Edenton
within the next few days and all are
urged to take part in this worthwhile
A sufficient membership will en
able the North Carolina Little Sym- .
phony Orchestra to present a free
children’s concert when it plays in ,
•Present at Monday’s meeting were ,
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Swalin and Miss
Conway of the Symphony to assist in j
the organization and planning.
Those who attended Monday night’s
meeting were: Father F. J. McCourt,
president of the Chowan County '
Symphony Society; ’Miss Dorothy
Williams, secretary; 'Mrs. George
Haskins, treasurer; J. O. Powers, Miss
Miriam 'Scott, Miss Ruby Felts, Gra
ham White, Mrs. J. H. 'McMullan,
Miss Emily Smithwick, Miss Fannie
Sue Sayers, Mrs. Robert Smith, Mrs.
J. R. DuLaney, Mrs. David Holton,
Mrs. George Dail, Mrs. Mary Leggett
Browning, Mrs.' George Mack, Thom- 1
as Byrum, James Leigh, Mrs. J. N.
Pruden, Jr., Mis. L. G. Plant and
L. G. Plant.
BPW Club Installs
New Group Officers
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Interesting Meeting Is
Held Friday Night In
Edenton’s Business and Profession
al Women’s Club celebrated its second
anniversary at a banquet held Friday
night in the Parish House, at which
time new officers for the 1960-51
year were installed.
•Prior to the installation of officers
a delicious three-course chicken din
ner was served, prepared by the lad
ies of St. Mary’s Guild of the Episco
pal Church, after which Mrs. Corie
White, presiding president, welcomed
the members and thqir guestfe.
Following the dinner an enjoyable
musical program, in charge of Mrs.
Lydia Daniels, was rendered by Bill
Cozart, who sang three delightful
' numbers accompanied at the piano by
O. B. Boatwright, who also played
Installation of 'fire incoming offi
cers was made by Mias Rebecca Col
well, Edenton’s first BPW Club presi
dent hi an impressive and appro
priate candlelight ceremony.! “Head
ing up the organization for the com
ing year are: Mae. Josie Ruth Carr,
president; Miss Lena Jonee, first vice
president; Mrs. Corie (White, second
: visit-president; Mrs. Lena Leary, re
cording secretary; Mrs. Mildred
Spruill, corresponding Secretary, and
Miss Marie Goodwin, treasurer.
The outgoing president, Mrs. Corie
B. White, spoke briefly to the group
thanking the organization for its
splendid cooperation, and stated that
she had enjoyed her term of preai
: deaey. (She baked that the club ex
tend the same cooperation to the new
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Edenton. Chowan Countv. Norm Carolina.Thursdav. Mav 25.1950.
JUST LIKE THE BOTTOM OP THE SEA—This deep sea pressure
vessel at the Ordnance Environmental Laboratory at White Oak,
Maryland, simulates one-half mile depth at sea. During the testing
of under-water ordnance 15,000 gallons of water are pumped into
the giant cylinder. A torpedo with cutaway side is shown prior to a
test run. Beside the pressure tank facilities at the laboratory include
a 100-foot airgun which can simulate the impact of a torpedo striking
a ship, vibration laboratory, depth charge and mine testing equip
ment, etc. In this new department efforts are devoted to the scientific
destruction of weapons and weapon components for the Navy’s Bureau
of Ordnance by testing within the laboratory rather than in the field.
The facility is available to all branches of the Armed Forces.
28 New Members
Added To Chowan
Membership In Local
ing 300 Mark
The Chowan Hospital Auxiliary
met Wednesday of last week in St.
Faul’s Parish House, with the chair
man, Mrs. M. F. Bond', Jr., presid
ing and the devotional portion of the
program conducted by Mrs. W. B.
Rosevear. It was pointed out that
23 organizations were represented at
'Mrs. J. W. Davis, chairman of vol
unteer services for the Red Cross
blood program, reported that in the
three visits of the bloodmobile, her
volunteer workers had approximated
more than 500 hours of work, with the
vast majority being members of the
Mrs. George Hoskins reported that
28 new members had joined the
Auxiliary, bringing the present mem
bership to 276, within sight of the
goal of at least 300.
The new members included the fol
lowing: Miss Minnie Hollowell, Miss
Myrtle Waff, Miss Dorothy Williams,
Mrs. Wilma Swain, Mrs. iMarie Davis,
Mrs. Herbert Hollowell, Miss Paulina
Hassell, Mrvs. T. B. Williford), Mrs.
Walter Mills, Mrs. Laura Goodman, 1
Mrs. Carl 'Cease, Mrs. Sam Morris,
Mrs. Erie Umphlett, Mrs. C. W. Over
man, Mrs. E. J. Hudson', Mrs. John
Mitchener, Mrs. W. W. Byrum, 'Mrs.
W. I. Hart, Jr., Mrs. R. E. Leary,
Mrs. T. J. Hoskins, Mrs. J. H. Mc-
Mullan, Mrs. Herbert Leary, Mrs. O.
C. Byrum, Mrs. C. 0. Letcher, Miss
Lillian Swinson, Miss Myrtle Jenkins,
Miss Mary Lee Copeland and J. D.
Mrs. W. O. Elliott and Mrs. Paul
Holloman, at the conclusion of the
meeting, served refreshments.
HBEMMIE LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON
OPENS ON HICKS FIELD SATURDAY NIGHT
Colonials Will Meet Plymouth Rams In Opener at
8:30 O’clock; This Year’s Circuit Composed
Os Only Four Teams
Edenton’s Colonials are in readi
ness for the opening of the Albemarle
League 1960 baseball season which
will take place Saturday night at
Hicks Field. Opposing the Colonials
for the opening game will be the
Plymouth Hams with the game sched
uled to begin at 8:30 o’clock.
The league this year will comprise
only four teams, compared with six
in former year-. Members of the
circuit will be Edenton, Plymouth,
Windsor and Colerain, Elizabeth City,
formerly a member, wen* into organ
ized baseball and the Hertford Indians
withdrew from the league due to thi
hired player prevision.
Prospects appear bright for a cretl
; itable club this year, with
Parker again acting In the capacity
of manager- Practices have been held
and manager Parker is favorably im
pressed with showing made by vari
Free Water Carnival
At Water Front On
Beauty Contest Planned
To Choose “Miss Wa
'Sponsored by the Byrum Hardware
Company, a free water carnival is
scheduled to be held at the Edenton
vater front Saturday afternoon at
2:30 o’clock. Six thrilling boat races
are planned, together with aqua
planing stunts and exciting speed:
In connection with the water carni
val a beauty contest will be held in
which five beautiful girls will com
pete for the honor of “Miss Water
Queen.” A parade will also be held
on Broad Street, with the Edenton
Band participating and including dis
plays of various boats and motors. j
: The parade will be held at 2:15 just
i prior to the water carnival.
Officials of the Byrum Hardware
; Company say the show will be worth
while and hope many people will turn
out to witness it.
Plans Completed For
“Miss Edenton” Ball
Plans have been completed for the
, Edenton Junior Chamber of Com
merce annual “Miss Edenton” ball to
i be held Saturday night, June 3, in the
Edenton armory. The affair will get
, under way at 9 o’clock.
The winner of this contest will
qualify for the “Miss North Carolina”
i contest which will be held in Wilming
Dick Levin and his State 'College
orchestra' will provide music for the
occasion, which is expected to attract
; a large crowd. Anyone desiring table
reservations should telephone 39.
In the lineup will be a number of
local players, including Claude Gris
; fin, Fred Keeter, A1 Habit, Trot
Leary, Earl Goodwin and Tom Hos
i kins. •
Doc Murphy, popular third sacker,
will again be in a Colonial uniform,
i Bergeron flashy shortstop for the
Hertford Indians last year, has been
! signed for the same position with the
, Colonials. John Pavlich, Colonial
, catcher, is in Edenton and while up to
Tuesday had not signed a contract, it
i is expected he will again catch for
s the Colonials, a number of other out
of-town playera will also, be in Co
> To help observe opening of the lea
’ gue, the Edenton Band will parade
1 and play prior to the start of the
■ game, for which Mayor Leroy Haskett
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Census Figures Give
Edenton Increase Os
709 In Population
| Lions President |
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LEROY H. HASKETT
Mayor Leroy Haskett was elect
ed president of the Edenton Lions
Club Monday night, succeeding
Hector Lupton. The new presi
dent will be installed at the first
meeting in July.
Mayor L. H. Haskett
Elected President Os
Edenton Lions Club
i Officers For New Year
Elected at Meeting
; Edenton Lions at their meeting
i Monday night devoted a goodly por
; tion of the time to the election of new
officers for the fiscal year 1950-51.
Mayor Leroy H. Haskett was elect
ed president to succeed Hector Lup
■ ton, who will round out his term at
the first meeting in July. Other of
ficers elected were: First vice-presi
ident, J. Rodney Byrum; second vice
-president, N. J. George; third vice
president, A. E. Jenkins; secretary,
• W. J. Taylor, who has been secretary
1 since the club was organized; tail
twister, Ernest Ward, Jr.; Lion Tam
er, Scott Harrell; Board of Directors
for two years, M. A. Hughes and
I Geddes Potter ; Chorister, J. Clarence
Leary; pianist, Earl Harrell.
The following delegates were elect
' ee to represent the club at the State
Convention in Charlotte June 18, 19
’ and 20: Leroy H. Haskett, Hector
: Lupton, W. J. Taylor, West Leary and
; Dr. W. S. Griffin.
Very favorable reports were made
| on the Lions minstrel, baseball game
sponsord 'by the club, contributions
to the Daisy Alice Ward fund and the
N. C. State Association for the Blind.
' It was reported that the club netted
; about $297 from the minstrel, which
' will be used for blind work. A re
' port was also made that the Easter
Seal Sale netted about S2OO, which
will also be used for blind work.
Enough was realized from the base
ball game to pay the club’s contribu
, tion to the N. C. State Association
for the Blind.
Guest In Edenton
- Earl Knauff Shows Film
“Joe’s Child” Tuesday
Earl Knauff, junior vice-command
. er of the Department of North Caro
i Una, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was
i a guest of the local VFW meeting
! Tuesday night. The meeting was pre
-1 sided over by Commander Jack Moore,
i Mr. Knauff presented a film “Joe’s
t Child,” a picture of life at the VFW
:■ national home at Eaton Rapids, Mich.,
- in connection with a drive to raise
- money for a North Carolina cottage
at the home. A public showing will
- be made of the film at a later date.
9 'Plans were discussed at the meeting
9 In connection with the Department
t Convention in Hendersonville June 1,
2, 3 and 4.
$2.00 Per Year.
Population In County Is
729 Above the 1940
4,454 Counted In Eden
ton and 12,301 In
F, Webb Williams, Census Super- *
visor, notified The Herald this week
that as the result of the recent census,
Edenton had a population of 4,454.
The figure represents a gain of 709
over the 1940 census, when the popu
lation was counted us 3.835.
Chowan County’s population, ac
cording to the census figures, is 12,-
301, representing a gain of 729 over
the 1940 census when the population
was recorded as 11,572.
These figures are believed to be
substantially correct, but are subject
to revision after returns for non
residents are credited to their proper
locality and other routine checks
have been made. Although material
revision of the preliminary count is
unlikely, it may possibly occur after
careful examination of the returns.
The official announcement of popu
lation will be made at a later date by
the Director, Bureau of the Census,
Washington, D. C.
'Chowan’s population in 1920 was
recorded at 10,049, in 1930 it was 11,-
282, and in 1940 it was 11,572.
It is interesting to note, too, that
according to the 1940 census 52.9 per
cent Os the population was native
white, 0.1 per cent foreign born, 46.9
per cent Negro, 33.1 per cent urban.
2.0 per cent rural non-farm and 64.9
per cent rural farm.
Trio Os Speakers
At Rotary Meeting
Importance of School
Is Pointed Out
J. O. Powers, principal of Edenton
schools, Coach George Thompson and
Keith Emminizer were speakers at
last week’s Rotary meeting, all three
emphasizing the importance of physi
cal education and athletics in schools.
Mr. Powers complimented the Var
sity Club for its recent sports banquet
which reflected an interest in the
project undertaken by the club to pro
vide a recreational program for the
youth of the community. He also
read a brief article pointing out the
value of such a program.
Coach Thompson pointed out that
schools and colleges are out of bal
ance sofar as emphasis on academic
standards and ahtletics is concerned,
, and that all too often appropriations
are made for all phases of the school
program except physical education.
He stressed the fact that a strong
and healthy body goes hand in hand
with a well rounded education.
. Thompson also advanced an argument
• for mass participation in physical
education —a program which will pro
vide recreation for the strong, as well
as the weak and handicapped. Os
course, he pointed out, a staff and
equipment is necessary, which means
an outlay of money not now available.
The speaker said that of 98 boys in
the Edenton High School only 37 par
ticipated in athletics and of 108 girls,
only 20 participated.
Keith Emminizer spoke briefly,
pointing out the value of athletics
and a systematic recreational pro
gram in the schools.
The program was arranged by Col.
W. B. Rosevear.
Play At Rocky Hock
School On May 31st
Ward Home Demonstration Club will
present a play, “Twelve Old Maids,”
i at the Rocky 'Hock Central School
; Wednesday night, May 31, at 8
The public is cordially invited to
; Dime Society Will
» Meet Tuesday Night
1 The Dime Society of the Edenton
Baptist Church will meet Tuesday
; night at 8 o’clock at the church. A
t good attendance is desired. Mrs. E.
, W. Bond and Mrs. C. T. Doughtie will
serve as hostesses.