Volume XVTI. —No. 26.
Clinics Planned By
Vaccines Will Be Ad
ministered July 10 to
Health Officials Desire
To Keep Record of
Announcement was made this week
by the Health Department that free
immunization clinics will be held in
Chowan County beginning July 10 and
continuing through August 1.
The schedule as announced will be
Monday, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Valhalla 9 A. M.
Greenhall 10 A. M.
Arthur Byrum’s Store 11 A. M.
Sign Pine i 2:30 P. M.
Gliden 3:30 P. M.
Tuesday, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1
Cale’s Store 9 A. M.
Rocky Hock Church 10:30 A. M.
Elbert Peele’s Store 12 Noon
St. John’s Church 2 P. M.
Canaan Temple's Church 3 P. M.
At these clinics health officials will
be prepared to administer typhoid
vaccination, diphtheria, whooping
cough, smallpox, Schick test and tu
For those who have immunization
treatments done by private doctors, it
is requested that certificates be se
cured, giving name, child’s name and
age, address and vaccines given with
dates and mail to the Health Depart
ment so that proper records can be
British Nurse Main
Speaker At Hospital
Group Holds Final Meet
ing During Summer
Members of Chowan Hospital Au- j
xiliary heard an interesting talk by 1
Mrs. Elizabeth Corbett, British Nurse j
affiliated with Chowan 'Hospital, Wed- .
nesday afternoon in the Parish House
with Mrs. M. F. Bond, Jr., Chairman,
presiding. This concluded the meet- e
ings of the organization until Septem- (
her. Mrs. Corbett, who has address- ‘
ed several clubs here on her war ex- ,
periences, paid a high tribute to she
Town of Edenton and its citizens. '
“I note I am expected to speak 1
on some of my experiences,” Mrs. Cor- j
bett stated, in opening her speech.
"No finer experience lurks in my
memory at the present time than of ‘
my stay right here in Edenton. I
deem this a benefitting moment in :
which to say how grateful I am to 1
those of you who have extended to
me such hospitality and interest in so
many # ways. Looking back over the 1
past ten years, especially in this sea- 1
son, is almost like an anniversary. !
How different it all is. I was sur- j
prised to find how much I had for
gotten in detafl.
Fifteen organizations were repre- \
sented at the meeting, with W. J. ’
'Berryman conducting the devotional. .
Marvin Wilson, one of the hospital *
trustees, made an interesting address
during which he talked briefly about ;
furnishings and equipment to be used 1
in the new hospital.
Mrs. Frank Elliott was appointed
new chairman of the flower committee \
and stated that she will appreciate it
if anyone has flowers for the hospital
to call her. !
Mrs. Frank Holmes was appointed !
chairman of the tray favor committee. '
At present there are 292 paid-up
members in the Auxiliary, the latest !
group to join including Mrs. J. D. .
Ward, Mrs. J. M. Price, Mrs. Hay- ”
wood Ziegler, Mrs. Robert Whiteman,
Mrs. Floyd Cayton, Mrs. Joe Basnight,
Mrs. H. S. Rogerson, Mrs. Andrew
Hawkins, Mrs. Henry 'Hassell, Mrs.
Charles Hudson, Mrs. Charles Owens,
Mrs. Fred Ashley, Mrs. E. C. Alexan
der, Miss Violet Alexander, Mrs. E. T. 1
Rawlinson, Mrs. George P. Byrum and
Miss Ruby Felts.
H WEEK-END AT HOME
| ' Mr. and Mrs, N. J. George spent ;
the week-end at home. They are liv
ing at Chapel Hill during the sum
mer, where Mr. George is working on
bis master’s degree.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
JOHN H. ASBELL, JR.
By recommendation of Captain
William P. Jones, commanding
officer of the 119th Infantry,
NCNG, John H. Asbell, Jr., re
cently appeared before an exami
ning board in Raleigh, where he
successfully passed the examina
tion for warrant officer, junior
grade. He was commissioned on
June 9. Mr. Asbell’s appointment
is in relation to his civilian duties
as full time administrative assist
ant. ll* will attend field training
with his unit, Heavy Mortar Com
pany, at Fort Jackson, S. C., dur
ing the period of July 1-16.
Liberty BeH Display
Appearance In Edenton
In Interest of Bond
The Liberty Bell of the Independ
ence “E” bond drive attracted a con
siderable amount of interest in Eden
ton Monday, the appearance being
sponsored by the Albemarle Motor
Company. The bell, mounted on a
Ford Truck, was driven by D. Flake
White, who was recently named Driv
er of the Year in North Carolina, bas
ed on the safety record of 22 years
of accident free driving, by the North 1
Carolina Motor Carriers Association, j
This award was also based on a high- 1
way rescue deed, in which he alerted
the sleeping family in a roadside home 1
one night after observing that the j
house was on fire.
White received special training in
handling the Liberty Bell, the truck, 1
the special truck public address sys
tem, etc., at the Brooklyn Navy Yard ’
in New York.
The original Liberty Bell, now in ]
Independence Square at Philadelphia,
rung on July 8, 1776 upon the procla
mation of the Declaration of Inde
pendence which had been adopted In ;
its final form the preceding July 4th. 1
This original bell was cast in London
for the new State House in Philadel- 1
phia in 1751-62. It cracked while Be
ing tested and the original metal was
twice recast. The third bell was hung
June 7, 1753, and removed to Allen
town, Pa., in 1777 to prevent its cap
ture by the British and was later re
installed. It cracked again July 8
while being tolled as the body of
Chief Justice Marshall was being tak
en from Philadelphia for burial in
The replica of the Liberty’ 'Bell
which was on display in Edenton,
like all of the 51 others, was cast
in a small French village by a family
who has been making bells for gene
rations. The bell will be given to
North Carolina and will be located at 1
Edenton Lions Club
Anybody have a wheelchair not In
use ? The Edenton lions CTuB Is very
anxious to buy or loan a wheelchair to
be used by a local colored man vtfeo k
in very bad shape. It will be a great
help to this fellow, and the lions will
appreciate seething the chair for him.
Anyone who has a wheelchair or
blows of one available will be doing a
favor by contacting (See Lupton,
president of the club.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carotma,Thursday, June 29,1950.
NeUe Perry W9I
Contest For “Miss
Jaycee Pageant Will Be
Held at Wrights
Miss Nelle Perry will leave next
Saturday for Wrightsville Beach,
where she will compete in the North
Carolina Junior Chamber of Com
merce three-day pageant to choose
“Miss North Carolina.” She will be
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Kermit
Miss Perry was crowned “Miss
Edenton for 1950” at a recent Jaycee
ball held in the armory, the crown be
ing placed by Miss Hazel Boswell,
who was named “Miss Edenton for
1949.” She will have as her escort
at Wrightsville Beach Bruce Jones,
The young lady who wins the “Miss
North Carolina” contest at Wrights
ville Beach will enter the national
pageant to be held in Atlantic City in
September, when “Miss America” will
be selected from the various state
Three Scouts At
Trio Left Monday For
Big Event at Valley
Three Edenton Boy Scouts, members
of Troop 156, left Monday to attend
the national Boy Scout jamboree at
Valley Forge, Pa. The three boys
arc Charles Lee Overman, who went
as a member of the Order of the Ar
row, Clifford Overman and Ben
Browning. The expenses of one of
the two boys will be paid "by'
the Edenton Rotary Club and the oth
er by the troop treasurer.
The jamboree opens Friday and
ends July 6. The boys will return
home July 8.
Rotary Club Installs
New Officers Today
The Rev. W. L. Freeman
New President of
Edenton’s Rotary will meet today
(Thursday) in the Parish House at 1
o’clock, at which time the program
period will be given over to the instal
lation of officers.
The Rev. W. L. Freeman will be In
stalled as new president of the cluo,
succeeding George S. Twiddy, Phillip
S. McMullan will be installed as vice
president and C. W. Overman, secre
The directors of the club for the
r.ew year are John Kramer, W. B.
Rosevear, Gilliam Wood, Thomas By
rum and George S. Twiddy.
MRS. SHACKELL A VISITOR
Mrs. R. G. Shackell of Charlotte, a
former Edentonian when her late hus
band was editor of the Edenton Daily
News, is visiting Mrs. D. M. Warren
and other Edenton friends.
FANNIE BADHAM NAMED “NEGRO WOMAN
OF YEAR” AT APPROPRIATE CEREMONY
Holds Distinction of Being Oldest School Teacher
Ini Chowan County, Having Taught 54 of Her
56 Years as a Teacher In Edenton Schools
A beautiful, dramatic and inspiring <
program was held at Gale Street Bap- I
tist Church on Sunday night, May 28, 1
sponsored by the 'Negro Woman’s '
Club, honoring Mrs. Fannie Brookum
Badham, their chosen “Woman of the :
Mrs. T. M. Williams, club president, ]
gave the welcome address. Miss Lulu a
Tillett was organist. The music con- ]
sisted of selections by the Men’s <
Chorus, the Edenton Nigh School !
Choir, and solos by Miss E. E. Fore- <
man, Mrs. John A. Stringfield and a
the Rev. C. C. Boone. • Mrs. L. Jones, a
early day pupil and Barbara Rae !
Hecks tall, present day pupil, sat be- I
side Mrs. Badham. 1
The poem, “Went to School to Me” 1
by Dennis Cooke wis read by Mrs. i
Mabel Collins. Poems written for the <
occasion: “A Tribute to the Woman of
Will Be Observed At
Hicks Reid Tonight
i Free Tickets to Game
Distributed By Eden
; Tonight (Thursday) will be obser
, yed as Merchants Night at Hicks
i Field, which is expected to attract
■ the largest crowd of baseball fans
s thus far this season. The affair was
i scheduled for Monday night of last
; week, but due to a heavy rain the
game between the Edenton Colonials
i and the Plymouth Rams was forced
! to be called off.
Ffee tickets to the game have been
, distributed by the following merchants
• who are interested in seeing an at
; tendance boost at games on Hicks
, Field: Graham Headquarters, Hughes-
Holton Hardware, CutErell’s Depart
i ment Store, Byrum Hardware Com
. pany, Triangle Service Station and
[ Restaurant, The Texas Company, G.
M. Byrum Grocery, W. D. HoTmes
Wholesale Company, Bill Perry Texa
:co Station, Gulf Service Station,
Bridge Turn Service Station, W. J.
Yates Sinclair Service Station, P &
Q Food Center, Colonial Motor Court,
Barrow Bottling Works, Malone’s 5
and 10c Store, Korner Rupboard and
Brown’s Esso Service, Bridge End
| Service Station.
I Tonight’s game will see the Co
onials and Plymouth "Ttams tangle
which should be another thrilling
VFW Employs An
Operator For Club
Ralph Smith Will Be In
; of Facilities
At Club Room
Officials of the Wm. Coffield, Jr.,
| Post, No. 9280, Veterans of Foriegn
i Wars of U. S., announce that Ralph
Smith has been employed by the post
to operate thp post club facilities on
Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Tuesday nights have been designat
ed as regular meeting nights and Sat
urday nights, are for members and
f their guests.
All VFW members are urged to
attend the club on its opening night,
Saturday, July 1. The board of gov-.
I ernors also voted to rent the club
loom to members for a charge of $2.00
for private parties or $5.00 for non
members per night.
The club facilities will always be
epen to visiting VFW members.
Pocahontas Group At
Elizabeth City Meeting
A delegation of members of the
i Chowanoke Council of the Degree of
Pocahontas attended a meeting held
. in Elizabeth City Monday night, when
tribute was paid to Mrs. Minnie Davis,
. who has completed 25 years as Great
, Keeper of Records, as well as other
. Great Council offices and offices of
the Elizabeth City Council.
Those in the Edenton group were
Mrs. Horace White, Mrs. Ruth Baker,
i Mrs. Mamie Parker, Mrs. Hazel Willi
ford, Mrs. Grizelle Pruden, Mrs. Ida
■ Tynch, Mrs. 'Myrtle Tynch, Mrs. Doris
; Jean Toppin, W. M. Rhoades and J.
the Year” was written by Mrs. Eliza
beth Creecy was read by Mrs. F. A.
Parker; “Mrs. Badham—A Friend”
written by F. L. Blount was read by
Mrs. F. S. Blount. Readings, talks
and greetings were inspirational and
informative. The following partici
pated: Readings by Mrs. M. Tillett
snd Mrs. E. V. Heritage; talks Ey
Mrs. Julien Wood, Thomas Chears,
chairman of the Edenton Board of
Education; D. F. Walker, principal
of the Edenton High School; and mini-;
sters, the Rev. E. S. Parker, S. N.
Griffith, J. A.' Stringfield and C. C.
Boone. Greetings from Mayor L. H.
Haskett on behalf of the Town of
Edenton were read by Mrs. E. L.
Byrd. Greetings were also extended
from John A. Holmes, superintendent
of Edenton Schools.
(Concluded on Page Two)
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In oecoau rrimary
For U. S. Senator
| Church Restored |
The Rev. Harold Gilmer, rector
of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
announced early this week that
the opening service of the restored
church will be held in the church
on Sunday, July 9.
The Rt. Rev. Thomas H. Wright,
Bishop of East Carolina, will be
present to celebrate the Holy
Communion, to confirm and to
preach at that time.
Win State Honors
Hang Up Perfect Record
At Baptist Assembly
The Training Union Department of
the Baptist Church is very much
pleased to announce that members of
he Junior Department have contin
ued their successful participation in
the Junior Memory Work Drill by go
ing through the State Contest at the
Fort Caswell Baptist Assembly last
week with a perfect record. These
successful contestants, four in num
ber, are: Maxine Spruill, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Spruill; Sandra
White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam White; Linda Leary, daughter,
of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Leary; and
Billy Bunch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hay
wood Bunch. These young people also
attended the State B. T. U. Assembly
and enjoyed both the inspirational
and recreational facilities of the Bap
tist Assembly at Fort Caswell.
In order to qualify for partieipa
-1 tion in the State Contest these four
young people were winners in the local
church elimination contest, the Cho
-1 wan Associational elimination contest
and the contest for District One dur
ing the Regional B. T. U. Conven
. tion, at Hertford. They have now
reached the pinnacle of success by
winning in the State contest with per
' feet records. It is inspiring to note
1 that in the two state-wide Junior
memory work drills there have been
some 125 young people of the age
scale of 9 to 12 years to participate.
Os this number some 110 participants
enjoyed perfect records.
Besides these Junior contestants the
Edenton Training Union was repre
sented very capably in the Young
People’s Better Speaking Tournament
by Miss Hazel Braswell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W D. Braswell. She,
too, was a winner in the local church
and Associational elimination contests
and carried her winning record
through the Regional Contest for Dis
trict One to the Stale contest at the
Fruitland Baptist Assembly, in Hen
dersonville, the week of June 12. This
very close contest was won by the con
testant from Warsaw.
Other attending the Fort Caswell
Assembly were Miss Mildred Munden
and Mrs. Leon Leary, leaders of the
two Junior Unions; Mrs. Haywood
Bunch, Deanna Dowdy and Fay
Edenton’s Cub Pack
Will Meet Tonight
Edenton’s Cub Pack will meet to
, r.ight (Thursday) at 7:30 in the Scout
Cabin. A number of cubs are to be
presented with advancement awards
stated Cubmaster Peter Carlton. Pro
spective new cubs and their parents
are cordially invited to attend. A
round table discussion will be held
in which parents will have an oppor
tunity to share in the planning of the
activities of the pack.
Den Mothers Mrs. Robert Boyce and
Mrs. Clyde Hollowell state that sever
al of the cubs are getting ready for
the high cubbing award entitled
“webelos”. Den Chiefs Miles Wil
liams and Billy Moore will be present
ed with special award certificates.
Mr. Carlton stated that any summer
swimming activities will depend upon
, the decision of the Town of Edenton
1 in taking over the pool for the sum
mer with the permission of the Ma
BUSINESS HOUSES CLOSED
ALL DAY NEXT TUESDAY
> Next Tuesday will be observed as
, the July 4th holiday, when the Bank
I of Edenton, county and city offices and
; practically all of the stores in Eden
ton will be closed the entire day in
order to observe the holiday.
$2.00 Per Year.
Chowan For the Second
Time Goes In Smith
Smith Took Early Lead
And Steadily Forged
With supporters of Frank Graham
and Willis Smith working like Trojans
in the battle for votes in Saturday’s
second primary election to select a
United States Senator, Chowan Coun
ty for the second time was found in
the Smith colui; n by a slight majort
' ty. Saturday’s vote was 1,382 with
I 700 voters casting their ballots for
Smith and 682 for Graham, giving
Smith a majority in Chowan County
!of 18 votes.
In the first primary election in
May there was 1,543 votes cast in
the county. Os this number 764 were
lor Graham and 779 for Smith, giv
ing the latter a majority of 15 votes.
As in the first primary, the four
rural precincts were carried by Smith,
while East Edenton and West Eden
ton precincts again gave Graham the
Oddly enough, Smith received 194
votes in each of the Edenton pre
cincts, but East Edenton’s vote for
Graham was 269 and In the West
Edenton precinct the count was 226.
'Smith reflected greater strength in
Center Hill and Wardville. In Center
Hill he received 106 votes, compared
with 65 for Graham. Wardville was
even stronger, where Smith was a 3
to 1 favorite. He polled 96 votes as
against 32 for Graham. The closest
vote was in the Yeopim precinct
where Smith was given 48 votes and
Grahafn 45. Rocky Hock went 62
for Smith and 45 for Graham.
Early returns Saturday night
placed Smith in the lead, but at one
stage Graham supporters were en
couraged when their candidate cut
down Smith’s lead to a few hundred
votes. As returns continued to come
in, however, Smith gradually forged
ahead and at about 9:30 o’clock Sena
tor Graham conceded defeat and con
gratulated Smith for winning the
election. He was trailing Smith at
that time by about 25,000 votes.
Lions Will Install New
Officers On Monday
New District Governor
In Charge of Installa
New officers for the Edenton Lions
Club will be installed at the regular
meeting of the club next Monday night
at 7 o’clock. The new District Gov
ernor, O. E. Dowd of Greenville will be
in charge of the installation cere
j Leroy H. Haskett will be installed
as president, succeeding Hector Lup
ton, and the other officers to be in
stalled include J. Rodney Byrum, N. J.
George and A. E. Jenkins, vice presi
dents; W. J. Taylor, secretary-treas
urer; Ernest Ward, Jr., Tail Twister;
Scott Harrell, Lion tamer.
Edenton Colonials Now
Leading League Race
Playing an improved brand of ball,
the Edenton Colonials under Manager
Gashouse Parker, have overcome a
slump and are r.ow leading the Albe
marle League with 15 victories to 11
Although on a winning streakTfhe
games still fail to attract crowds suf
ficient to pay expenses, so that a
special meeting of the Board of di
rectors of the Colonials is scheduled
tj be held tonight to consider the
’ precarious situation.
East Edenton 194 269
• West Edenton 194 226
j Rocky Hock 62 45
i Center Hill 106 65
| Wardville 96 32
. Yeopim 48 45
Total 790 6*2