Exacted To Draw
Big Crowd June 18
Annual Affair In 'Char
lotte Promises to Be
Between 1,000 and 1,500 Lions and
their wives from' the 250 Tar Heel
Lions Clubs are expected in Charlotte
Jurte 18-19-20 at what promises to be
one of the largest and liveliest con
ventions ever held in the State.
The convention-wise 'Charlotte
Chamber of Commerce has passed
word along to hotels in other cities
to shoo traveling men from the Queen
City during the three days in order
that the Lions may have access to all
available hotel rooms.
The convention program is such as
to attract a record number of the 12,-
©OO Lions in North Carolina, together
with their Lionesses.
Outstanding features of the three
day event will include a mammouth
and spectacular Lions parade up Try
on Street, a beauty contest to select
the North Carolina representative to
compete in a similar contest at the
Lions International convention in Chi
cago, a Lions male quartet contest, a
special ladies contest of table games
in which hundreds of dollars worth
of valuable prizes will be awarded,
and, of course, the normal amount of
convention business and speaking.
■The Lions parade will be a major
attraction. On parade will be hun
dreds of marching delegates wearing
their new and official North Carolina
jackets and caps; bands sponsored
by Lions Clubs throughout the 'State;
and numerous colorful floats. The
parade is scheduled at 3 P. M., Mon
day, June 19.
That night, at 7:30, the male quar
tets of Lions from Manteo to Murphy
will compete for the convention sing
ing trophy, all singing "I Heard a
The quartet contest will be followed
f by the selection of the Lions beauty
queen and the dance ‘for the queens
contestants. Seventeen pretty girls,
16 to 22 years old, all unmarried and
relatives of Lions, will be competing
for the beauty title now held by Miss
Janice Harvell of Carolina Beach.
Miss Harvel, winner of the State
beauty title at last year’s State Lions
convention at Wrightsville 'Beach, la
ter won the Lions International beauty
ciown at the international convention
in New York. She will be present to
crown this year’s winner at the Char
Principal speaker will be Edgar M.
Elbert of Maywood, 111., third vice
president of Lions International.
Hotel Charlotte will be convention
headquarters, and morning sessions
will be held in the Carolina Theatre.
E. B. Graeber, past president of the
Charlotte Lions club, convention host,
is general convention chairman.
Registration of delegates will begin
Sunday, June. 18, at 2 P. M. The only
Sunday meeting scheduled is the
necrology service to be held at 7
P. M., in the Lions-sponsored Free
dom park. Dr. W. M. Boyce, presi
dent of the Charlotte club, will pre
, side. Rev. Homer Wilson of Winston-
Salem will speak.
The convention will be climaxed by
a district governors* ball Tuesday
night, June 20.
, Recreation 'Program
Coach George Thompson on Monday
morning began the summer recreation
program which will be as follows:
Boys from 8 through 12 years meet
at the softball field at 9 o’clock in
Girls whose ages are 13, 14 and 15
will meet at the tennis courts at 2
o’clock in the afternoon if they are
interested in tennis and badminton.
Boys whose ages are 18, 14 and 16
will meet at the softball field at
More activities will be arranged by
Cpach Thompson for other age groups.
Two Chowan Youths
Attending Boys State
'Malcolm Copeland and John E.
Ward are in Chapel 'Hill to attend
j < Boys State which is sponsored by the
P American Legion.
1 The local chapter selected the Cho
ii. wan County representatives to the
C; j organisation and Mr Copeland
and Mr. Ward will be ia Chapel Hill
until the end of the week attending
P various activities with which the or
■ - ganization is concerned.
f| POCAHONTAS MEETS
I at" 8 o’clock in the Bed Men hall. Mrs.
iiitmce White, Pocahontas, urges all
HSpebers to be present.
THE CHOWAN HERAIJ? >
| Dp You Know? J
It is a pamato plant? That’s the
question the Rev. Levi S. Beiler, pas
tor of the Assembly of God Church,
is asking anyone who might know.
The plant, producing a normal potato,
was discovered by the Rev. Mr. ißeiler
to be producing also what looks like
small tomatoes. i
Back in February, on Ground Hog ‘
Day, to be exact, the potato cuttings,
bought from a local store, were plant
ed. About one and one half rows of
the potatoes produced and all of them, '
it seems, sprouted the little toma
toes. * <
What causes this?" Chemical re- i
action? Result of pollination? That’s i
what the Rev. Mr. Beiler would like
Local Merchants :
Sponsor Free Base-
Ball Game June 19 i
Tickets Free On Request :
At Number of Busi
ness Houses j:
A free baseball game, sponsored <
by local merchants, between the Eden- '
ton Colonials and the Plymouth Rams, '
will be held at Hicks 'Field at 8
o’ clock, June 19. The local manage- 1
ir.ent of the Albemarle League invites
everyone to attend.
This game, being held to boost at- 1
tendance, is being sponsored by local
merchants who are giving away free 1
tickets to all who call at their places '
of business. Anyone who would like :
to attend the game, if they will mere- 1
ly make a request for a ticket, will
be given one gladly by any of the ■
The Graham Headquarters, Hughes-
Holton Hardware, Cuthrell’s Depart- '
ment Store, Byimm Hardware Co.,
Triangle Service Station, Komer Kup- 1
board and Brown’s Esso 'Station, W. 1
D. Holmes Wholesale Co., G. M. By
rum Grocery, Bill Perry’s Texaco Sta
tion, Gulf Service Station, Bridge
Turn Service Station, W. J. Yates
Service Station, P & Q Food Center,
Colonial Motor Court, Barrow Bottling
Works, Malone 5 and 10 'Store, Texas
Co., Bridge End Service 'Station and
Contracts Awarded For
Two County Buildings
Contracts have been awarded for
the construction of both the Rocky
Hock School auditorium and the White
Oak Consolidated Elementary School,
W. J. Taylor, superintendent of the
county schools, announced this week.
Preliminary work on the projects was
begun this week.
Firms awarded the contracts were
J. L. Batton, general contractor, and
the New Home Appliance of Eliza
beth City the contract fftr heating,
plumbing and wiring.
'Both contracts are for a period of
six months, but it is hoped, Mr. Tay
lor said, that both projects will 'be
completed before that time.
Red Men Change
To Summer Hours
There will be a change in the meet
ing time for the local Red Men, ac
cording to an announcement by M. L
Flynn, Sachem. The new time, 7:30
l o’clock instead of 8:00, will be in es
- feet during the baseball season.
! The first meeting to be held under
the new time will be next Monday
; and all members are urged to make
, note of the change.
; Local Group Leaves
For Shrine Meeting
(Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mooney and Mr.
; and Mrs. Charles T. Griffin left Tues
; day for Los Angeles, CaL, where they
will attend the annual convention of
- the Imperial Order of the Mystic
Shrine. (Mr. Mooney and Mr. Griffin
are members tit the Provost Guard
of Sudan Temple, New Bern.
The quartet drove to 'Bocky Mount,
! where they bearded a special train
which will make side trips of Interest
[ enroute to California. They will re
, turn home Thursday, Jane 29.
Clinics Being Held
i District Health Dept.
[ The District Health Department is
; continuing to hold its immunization
• clinics from nine to twelve every Sat
urday morning and every (Friday from
cne to five, according to an announce
ment by Miss Hulda Wood, District
i Public Health Nurse.
These clinics are held during the
. entire year and include immunization
1 for typhoid, diphtheria, whooping
cough and smallpox.'
"Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina,Thursday, June 15,1950.
Midget and Junior Base
ball Leagues Will Be
Summer has rolled around again
and one of its surest signs this year
is the beginning- of the summer recre
ational baseball program for young
George Thompson, town recreation
al officer, on Monday began prepara
tions for the program and stated that
he expected to have midget and jun
ior leagues well underway next week.
The program was begun by Thomp
son last year and took the form of
a f<#ir-team midget league. The lea
gue was so successful that Mr.
Thompson decided to add a junior
league on this summer’s program.
New additions include a large base
ball diamond and Mr. Thompson said
he hoped that lights could be made
available for night games.
Although little publicity has ac
companied this week’s opening, al
lready the turnout of boys has been
gratifying and Mr. Thompson hopes
that by next week there will be
enough reporting to the diamond to
make full use of the program he has
In order to facilitate the smooth
running of the program, Mr. Thomp
son has arranged for an age division
so that all wishing to participate this
summer will be able to take advantage
cf the opportunities offered and en
able all to have as much recreation as
Boys from the ages of eight to 12
years will report- at nine o’clock In
the mornings. Those in the age group
from 13 to 15 will take over at four
o’clock in the afternoon.
Mr. Thompson stated that he hoped
all boys in town whose ages fall in
these two groups will come out to
the diamond. “The more boys report
ing,” he said, “the more teams that
can be entered in the league.”
Leroy Sires Signed
As Colonial Catcher
“Gashouse” Parker To
Remain As Edenton
Leroy iSires of Duke University has
been secured as catcher for the lEden
ton Colonials, according to an an
nouncement from officials of the or
Mr. .Sires reported at Edenton Mon
day night to assume his duties with
the team. One of the outstanding
players of the Southern Conference
this year, with a batting average of
.429, Mr. Sires was last year with the
It was announced Tuesday night
that “Gashouse” Parker, who had
formerly been hired as manager of
the Edenton Colonials on a temporary
basis, had been selected as permanent
manager of the club.
Mr. Parker has led the ball club
for three years, and each year the
Colonials have finished the season in
top place. Year before last, Mr.
Parker was voted the most valuable
player in the Albemarle League.
Rev. R. E. Gordon To
The Rev. R. E. Gordon, pastor of
the Rocky Hock Baptist Church, will
’ conduct the laymen’s service at Evans
Methodist Church on 'Sunday after
noon at 3 o’clock, June 18. .
Everyone is cordially invited to at
Fire Department Called
Out Sunday Evening
'Approximately sl7 to $lB worth of
i damage was done In the fire at Caro
lina Service Station in North Eden
ton Sunday night at 7 o’clock.
R. K. Hall, Chief, said that the
fire was located primarily in the ceil
ing roof. The cause of the fire was
unknown, bat was probably due to
i faulty wiring.
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Bible School Begins
At Baptist Church
The daily Vacation Bible School be
: gan- Monday at the Baptist Church,
Mrs. Haywood Bunch, superintendent,
; announced this week. The Bible
i school, held for the five to sixteen
- age group, Is held every summer at
the church for one week.
Veterans of Foreign I
Wars Vote To Form
Auxiliary To Post
Meeting of Members,
Wives, Mothers and
Sisters Tonight 8:00
The Wm. H. Coffield, Jr., Post, 9280,
Veterans of Foreign 'Wars of U. S.,
announced this week that the post
had voted unanimously Tuesday night
to form a ladies auxiliary to the post.
Wives, mothers, and sisters of over
seas- veterans, who served in time of
war, are eligible to join the auxiliary.
Under VFW by-laws, an auxiliary
may be formed by 15 or more eligible
ladies, and a charter may be issued
upon proper authority. The auxiliary
will have full charge of poppy sales
and wrill function as a separate or
ganization, apart from the VFW post.
Functions of the auxiliary will be
social work, charitable work, and aid
to veterans and their dependents and
survivors, in addition to the social ac
tivities enjoyed by the members.
Mrs. Jack Moore will be in charge
of the recruiting of members and
may‘be contacted at Phone 195-W. It
is hoped that the end of this month
will see at least 25 ladies in the
A mass meeting of all overseas vet
eranS, their wives, sisters and moth
ers will be held tonight (Thursday) at
the VFW Post Home located over the
bus station. Refreshments will be
served and the VFW television set
will be at the disposal of all present.
Commander Jack Moore urges all
present VFW members especially to
attend tonight’s meeting at 8 o’clock,
and all wives, mothers or sisters are
Meeting To Be Held
At Parish Haase
Mrs. Elizabeth Corbett
■ Speaker At Last Meet
ing of Summer
There will be a meeting of the Hos
pital Auxiliary at St. Paul’s Parish
House Wednesday afternoon, June 21,
, at 3 o’clock.
Mrs. Elizabeth Corbett is scheduled;
to give a talk on some of her in
' teresting experiences.
This will be the last meeting of
the Auxiliary until September.
Twins Visit Baptist
j Bible Class Sunday
; The Young Men’s Bible Class of the
Baptist Sunday School will be visited
! by the two boys the class sponsors at
the Mills Home in Thomasville.
j The two boys are identical twins
! and will be present 'Sunday to attend
1 the morning and evening services.
' The boys will arrive Saturday and
t will spend the night with Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Perry.
’ Maurice Grant, editor of Charity
: and Children, the Mills Home paper,
1 will accompany the twins, and will
| preach the morning worship service.
BPW Club Postpones
Meeting Until June 22
Mrs. Josie Ruth Wheeler Carr,
r president of the Business and Pro
fessional Women’s Club, announces
f a change in meeting date for the
1 club this week. Formerly to meet
i Thursday night (tonight) the meeting
• will be held instead next Thursday,
June 22, at 8 o’clock in the club room.
Mrs. Carr urges all members to
Coon Hunter’s Club
Will Meet Tonight
r - -
A meeting of the Chowan County
. Coon Hunter’s Club will be held at
the Court House Thursday night (to
-5 night). Merrill Byrum, president of
. he club urges all members to be
3 present. The meeting will begin at
> 8 o’clock.
Millard Ward Graduates
From State College
Millard Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs.
, Ernest J. Ward, Sr., was awarded his
, B. S. degree in Textiles from N. C.
i State College last Sunday,
i Mr. and Mrs. Ward and sons, Er
t nest, Jr., John and Gene attended the
[j Graduates I I
Polk Williams, Jr., son of Dr.
and Mrs. L. P. Williams of 300
Granville Street, was graduated
from the McCallie School, Chat
tanooga, Tennessee, tfiis week.
He has been a Sergeant in the
McCallie School Band during the
past year. He has been accepted
for entrance to Wake Forest Col
lege this September.
Mr. Williams is a former stu
dent at Edenton High School.
801 l Weevils Are
Serious Threat To
Farmers In Chowan
C. W. Overman, Agent
Urges Dusting To
801 l weevils arc- making appearance i
in large numbers, says C. W. Qver- \
man, County Agent. Mr. Overman i
says that in cotton fields checked on
Monday of this week, he found an ■
average of one weevil to every 5 i
hills examined. Mr. Overman’s field
checks were limited to a few fields
but he says that a number of farmers
using 26% Toxaphene at the rate of
Overnhan advises cotton growers to '
begin dusting their cotton at once,
using 26% Toxaphene at the drate of
about 8 pounds per acre. The duster
nozzel should be lowered to just
above the cotton tops so that a good
dose of the material goes into the
buds of the plants. At least £fl6r
dustings should be made, one every
A few fields are beginning to show
squaring but the weevils are found
mostly on the tender buds and are
damaging them to a considerable ex
tent. Mr. Overman says that accord
ing to the State reports the worst
infestation of boll weevils known in
recent years is here this year and
unless cotton growers dust to control
the pest, the boll weevil wffl take a
large share of the cotton crop, ffot
dry weather will do much to help the
situation, but this we can’t count on.
Meets Tuesday P. M.
Mrsj James Bond, president of the
American Legion Auxiliary, announces
the regular monthly meeting will be
held at the home of iMrs. W. O. El
! liott, Jr., 102 Blount Street, Tuesday
i night, June 20, at 8 o’clock
It is hoped a large attendance will
, be present, since Misses Jane Spry
and Pearl Halsey will give reports
i cn Girls State. The young ladies re
i cently returned from Greensboro
where they attended Girls State as
delegates of the local Auxiliary.
At Warwick Church
The Warwick Baptist Church will
hold a homecoming day on Sunday,
i June 25. The Homecoming services
will begin at 11 o’clock and will be
held by the -Rev. 'Paul Lemon, pastor
; During the afternoon services, a visit
ing minister will preach and there will
' be special music.
All members and former members
; and friends are cordially invited to
attend and bring a basket lunch. The
lunch will be served on the church
grounds immediately following the
Group Will Attend
W. J. Yates, E. J. Hobbs, John Gra
■ ham and Mr. and Mrs, J. L. Chestnutt
s will attend the 'State American Legion
conventioh in Charlotte next week.
$2.00 Per Year.
Hold Short Meeting
Special Meeting Called
For Thursday Night
To Consider Budget
Meeting Tuesday night at the Mu
nicipal 'Building, the Town Council
moved to hold a special meeting
Thursday night at 7:30 for the con
sideration of the budget.
Since most of the various mailers
laid before the council during- the
regular monthly meeting were of such
nature as to require considerable
study and investigation before any
decisions could be made, the meeting
was confined primarily to a hearing
of the material presented.
At the beginning of the meeting,
J. A. Holmes, superintendent of Eden-
High School, made a request for an
additional S4OO from the town to be
applied as further salary of the school
coach who also acted as recreational
officer for the summer months. Mr.
.Holmes explained that the aim was
to provide for a year-round health and
physical education program and since
the school took up no revenue for the
summer program, help from Ihe town
would relieve the school considerably
and enable the school to allow for an
assistant school coach. It was poTntefl
cut by Mr. Holmes that the summer
program was a great benefit to the
town not only providing healthful rec
reation for teen-agers, but in lessen
ing the need for police coverage.
As a suggestion, Mr. Holmes stated
that anything done to provide for
more equipment for the summer pro
gram would be greatly appreciated.
William Bond and Mr. Williams,
residents of Court Street, spoke to
the board in regard to considering
a remedy for a situation arising every
time there was a heavy rain. As a
result of a heavy rain, 'Mr. Bond and
Mr. Williams reported, the property
on the street was flooded and was
the cause of incurring considerable
damage to the property due to inade
In the absence of J. E BufFlap,
street commissioner, Frank Hughes
introduced to the board J. D. Page,
representative of the Hampton Roads
Tractor and Equipment Company who
demonstrated a model of an Elgin
street sweeper and explained several
of its new features. Mr. Page said he
was aware that the town was con
sidering the purchase of a new sweep
er and pointed out that there were
84 cities in North Carolina that had
bought his company’s sweeper. The
present machine is of the dirt Hopper
type, approximately 6 or 7 years old.
The new machine would, said Mr.
Page, last an average of more than
William Brunson of 'Edenton, now
with the Hospital Savings Associa
tion of Chapel Hill, appeared before
the council to present the Blue Cross
group hospital plan. Seeking permis
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Farmer Trainees Visit
Approximately 40 veterans of Cho
wan High School’s farmer training
class visited the Virginia Truck Ex
perimental Station last Friday after
The veterans were greeted by A.
i Vernon Watts, Extension ' Horticul
turist, who conducted them on a tour
of the farm and explained the various
tests now being carried out by the
personnel of the station. Os particular
interest to the veterans were tests
with sweet potatoes involving proper
spacing, methods of seed selection,
and bedding practices.
Other experiments conducted per
tained to Irish potatoes, spinach, mint,
market corn, snap beans, butter beans,
cantaloupes, cucumbers, strawberries,
tomatoes, onions, cabbage, blue ber
ries and asparagus.
Meets Tuesday, June 20
The County Council of the Home
Demonstration Club, will meet Tues
day afternoon, June 20, at 3 o’clock in
the community building at Cross
i Roads, accordfng to an announcement
>by Miss Rebecca Colwell, County
i Home Demonstration Agent,
i During the meeting the 4-H Club
! dress review, sponsored by the coun
cil, will be presented.
The Beech Fork Club will act as
Hostess. Mrs. Wesley Chessoi), Jr.,
vice-president of the council, will pre
Miss Colwell is asking that all
- council officers, club presidents, and
t program planning committees meet
i with her at 2 o’clock, before the be
ginning of the meeting.