Volume XVII.—No. 44 ' President of lions Impressed With Visit To Edenton Lions Club Planning For Inter-City Meeting Next Monday Paul Nutter, International President of the Lions Club, expressed himself greatly impressed with Edenton’s his toric lore and the evidence of her modern progress while visiting here last week on his way to Elizabeth City, where he attended the charter night meeting of the Camden Club at Virginia Dare Hotel. Nutter had dinner at the Triangle with a group of Edenton Lions, on which occasion he was presented In glis Fletcher’s latest novel “Bennett’s . Welcome” by W. J. Taylor, secretary of the local dub. He was conducted on a tour of Eden ton by Norman Trueblood, Internat ional 'Counsellor; West Leary, District Deputy Governor; Dr. W. S. Griffin, G. B. Potter and E. W. Spires. Dr. Martin Wisely, chairman of the Chowan County Welfare Board, gave a most interesting; and informative talk on the welfare set-up' at the Mon day evening meeting. Dr. Wisely explained that about 80,% —$81,000 which is being spent in this county during the present fiscal year, the re mainder being equally borne by the state and county. Medlin Belch and Ben Perry were inducted into the club by West Leary, who explained the principles for which Lionism stands and stated that the Lions Club is the largest service or ganization on earth. “The cldbs in America completed 103,000 activities last year,” said Leary. President Le roy Haskett extended them a warm welcome into the club. He also ex pressed regret of losing West Byrum, Jr., who is going in the Air Service and Maurice Bunch, Jr., who accepted a .position with the State Prison De partment in Raleigh, w Nick George, chairman of the com mittee-on arrangements, reported that the Inter-City meeting will be held in the armory at 7:00 o’clock Monday night Os next week. The Lionesses and other ladies Os the members will be guests for the occasion, which is an annual highlight of the clubs in each zone. New Rector Arrives At St Paul’s Church The Rev. Gordon D. Ben nett Will Preach at Sunday Services The Reverend Gordon D. Bennett, called by unanimous vote of the ves try of St. Paul’s Church, has arrived in Edenton with Mrs. Bennett, the former Ruth Elsa LSMoine of Wash ington, D. C., and their daughters Patricia and Pamela, ages 2 and 7. They will reside temporarily at 206 N. Granville Street, pending repairs to the rectory, now underway. St Paul's Church has been com pletely restored and a new two-manual Kilgen organ is is operation. Eden tonians and Chowan County folks are invited to attend services at St. Paul’s. Mr. Bennett will conduct services at 11:00 A. M., Sunday, November sth and all are invited to welcome him. Mr. Bennett is a native of North Carolina. He was born in Roanoke Rapids, where he received his elemen tary and high school education. He is the son of Bessie A. Bennett and the late Milton E. Bennett of that com munity.’ Mr. Bennett received his ad vanced education at the Chicago Con servatory of Music, George Washing ton University, and at Virginia Theo logical Seminary. Mrs. Bennett is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. E. A. LeMoine of Washington, D. C. Mrs. Bennett's two brothers are also priests of the Episcopal Church. Methodists Observe Week Os Prayer A worship service oheervingthe “Week of Prayer” was'held in the Edenton Methodist Church, Monday night, October 80. An interesting talk waa given by Mrs. Roy Hassell on the “Homer To berman Settlement House”, and an- I other by Mrs. A. F. Downum on "Afri -1 can Projects.” I Hie highlight of the program was L , medal music selection by Mrs. J. Ross, ,Mrs. Frank Elliott and Mrs. Parker Helms. I: Mrs. George Thompson and Mrs. Cecil Frye were in charge of the pro- THE CHOWAN HERALD. Husbands Will Be] Honor Guests of Club Women November 10 Supper Planned In Cho wan High (School Gym At 7:30 O’clock Miss Rebecoa Colwell, Chowan County home agenit, announced early this week that a supper for husbands of home demonstration club members will be held Friday night, November 10, at 7:30 o’clock in the Chowan High School gymnasium. The two mission ary societies of Ballard’s Bridge Church will serve a turkey supper. Two speakers will feature the pro gram, one of whom is Mrs. P. P. Greg ory of Camden County, who is presi dent of the North Carolina Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs. She will talk about her trip to Copenhagen, where she attended the meeting of the Associated County Women of the World. The other speaker will be F. A. Brant, landscaping engineer for the North Carolina Highway and Public Works Commission. Mr. Blount will speak on highway beautification. Another feature of the program will be the installation of new officers, which will be done by Mr. Verona J. Langford, district agent. Officers who will be installed are as follows: President, Mrs. Elliott Belch; first vice-president, Mrs. W. H. Saunders; second vice-president, Mrs. Wesley Chesson; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. E. P. Jones. Skeet dub Plans Big Turkey Shoot Nov. 16 Annual Affair Will Be r Held at Range Near ■ Fish Hatchery M n Chowan County’s Skeet Club is 1 planning to Stage its annual turkey 1 shoot on Thursday, November 16. The shoot will take place at the Club’s range on U. S. Highway 17 near the U. S. Fish Hatchery. It will start 1 at 7 o’clock in the morning and con tinue until 5 o’clock in the afternoon. [’ According to club officials, a truck 1 load of turkeys will be given away, as well as a few hams. Soft drinks and sandwiches will be on sale during the day for the benefit of shooters and spectators. The shoot is expected to attract a , large crowd. Tickets for Barter Theatre Go On Sale Monday, Nov. 6th Tickets for the Barter Theatre pres entation of “The Sholw-Off” under the sponsorship of the Edenton Ro tary Club will go on saie at Mitehen eris Pharmacy and Leggett & Davis on Monday, November 6, Frank Holmes, ticket chairman, announces. Advance tickets for the perform ances will be available through Fri day, November 24 . The State Theatre of Virginia will bring “The iShow-Olff” to Edenton for one performance on November 28 at 8 P. M. Reservations for the show may be made by telephoning 500 or 368-W. This comedy classic of George Kel- , ly’s opened again on Broadway this summer with Lee Tracy in the title role. Critic's kudos and plaudits proved *that this vitriolic commentary on life in the United States retains all Os its savor. One critic has call ed “The Show-Off’ the beat comedy written by an American. The Barter Players are now on their , annual national tour, which brings ! the theatre to the people of twenty - eight states.' Nov. 6 Deadline To Pay Christmas Clubs Members of the Bank of Edenton’s i Christmas Saving dob have only a few more days to pay up In their . club if tfiey are deHmjuent. According to bank dfVciala the deadline for mak , ing payments in the various dribs wilt • be Monday, November 6. No payments will 4fe accepted after that date. "Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 2,1950. PERFORM HERE NOVEMBER 28 a* | * 1 1 £ r I 1 I I r 1 t ( 1 j A backward glance into the roaring Twenties, complete with beaded skirts above the knees and Minnie Mouse shoes, adds hilarity to the famous Barter Theatre’s production of “The Show-Off” by 1 George Kelly. The two flappers pictured above, Misses Patricia O’Connell and Joyce Savage, will be seen here when the nostalgic comedy is presented at Edenton High School Auditorium on Tues day, November 28, at 8 P. M. under the auspices of the Edenton Rotary Club. EDDtTOtfS ANNUAL HALLOWE'EN PARTY AGAIN RESULTS IN OUtSTANDING AFFMR I As in previous years, the annual Halloween party held Tuesday night exceeded 'dfcsctatm jpr- and this y carts event was tile most'successful of the affairs sponsored by the Edenton Junior Woman’s dub. A crowd of children estimated at near 1500 at tended the party and with them many parents and other adults enjoyed the celebrations equally as much as the kiddies. The youngsters, all in various kinds of costumes, gathered in front of the Court House and, headed by the Eden ton High School Band, also in Hallo (ween attire, marched to Hicks Field, !where a large portion was illuminated and roped off. As the youngsters entered the grounds they were obliged to walk over a low stage in order to be judged for the most original and most comi cal. The floats were judged as they passed in review up Broad Street. Af ter the judging, tickets were distri buted which entitled the holder to free hot dogs, peanuts, pop corn, drinks — in fact everything was free. With Edward Wozelka at the loud speaker, the results of the judging was broadcast and everyone was urged to have a good time. Winners in the float division were Hoger Kent Haskett and Janice Comer for the best float. The most original float prize went to Clarence Lupton, Alvin Waff and Jerry Davenport. For the best boy’s costume Kermit Layton, Jr., won the prize, while the girl’s prize went to Vicki Allabrook. In the most comical division Bobby Elks and Billy Warren won among the boys and Carolyn Harrell and (Continued on Page Twelve) Edenton’s PTA Meets Wednesday, Nov. 7th The Edenton School Parent-Teacher Association will meet Tuesday, No vember 7, at 3 .•30 o'clock in the high school library. Mrs. A. F. Downum, president, wiU preside. A most interesting program has keen arranged by Nick George, pro gram chairman. The discussion period which was inaugurated at the first Wing Will be continued. Any parent who wishes to have a certain subject discussed is asked to present the topic in writing to Mr. George. Rhett Miller Again Breaks Injured Leg (Hard luck seems to follow Rhett Miller, papular member of the 1948 graduating class at Edenton High School. Young Miller almost a year ago figured in an automobile accident, when he broke his leg and was other wise seriously* injured. Be has been hospitalised ever since and the latter pact of last week he fell and again tame his leg. Be was taken to a Norfolk hospital, where he is now a patient. , —- [Setter Be CarefujJ Fire Chief R. K. Hall this week calls attention to the practice of burning leaves within the city limits. He was called out Mon- 1 day and Tuesday due to people burning leaves in their yards, and points out that it is against the law. Leaves, says Mr. Hall, must be put out for collection by the town’s trash trucks and he intends to carry out the law forbidding burning leaves. Aces Meet Strong Pam Pack Friday Local Outfit Will Enter Game Decidedly the Underdog Coach George Thompson’s Edenton Aces are scheduled to meet possibly one of the strongest outfits in the Northeastern Conference Friday night when Washington High School’s Pam Pack will invade the Hicks Field grid iron. The game will begin promptly at 8 o’clock. The Aces will enter the game de cidedly the underdog, for Washing ton has lost only one game thus far this season. They have defeated New Bern, Williamston, Dunn, Roa noke Rapids and Camp 'Lejeune, the one defeat being at the hands of Eliz abeth City. The Pam Pack boasts a splendid passing combination in IDick and Charlie Cherry, pass completions thus far averaging over 60 per cent. The team is exceptionally fast with six boys playing in the backfield report ed as being good enough for any high school team in Eastern North Caro lina. Borides facing a tough opponent, it is problematical if Mack Privott will be able to play Friday night, which will no doubt reduce the strength and morale of the Aces considerably. However, Coaches Thompson and Ben ’ Perry are taking members of the ; squad through some tough practice ! sessions in the hope that the Aces i will be able to put up the strongest ■ opposition possible. BANK CLOSED NOV. 7 i ■ • The Bank of Edenton will be closed i al) day Tuesday, November 7, due' to the general election. Important bank , ing business should, therefore, be transacted accordingly. J. Frank White Now I Retired As Assistant Edenton Postmaster Oscar Duncan Promoted < As Successor Tuesday Morning Frank White, assistant postmaster at the Edenton Post Office retired i Tuesday of this week after serving t in that capacity for 33 years. Mr. < White began working in the Edenton 1 Post Office February 4, 1818 and as- J ter only a few weeks was • promoted \ to assistant postmaster when Thomas A. Long resigned to enter the U. S. < Navy. Prior to going to work in the , post office, Mr. White worked on a ( newspaper for 25 years. He also was , a member of the National Guard for ( 25 years. As a token of their esteem for Mr. j White, all employees of the post of- t fice honored him at a banquet held , Monday night at th e Triangle Restau- ; rant. Mr. White was presented a table , model radio and talble and Mitchener’s j Pharmacy presented him with a foun tain pen and Mrs. White a large box j of Hobby candy. Oscar Duncan has been promoted to assistant postmaster to succeed Mr. . White. The assistant postmastership < was offered Miss Clara Wheeler, sen- , ior clerk, but she declined the pro- ( motion. Mr. Duncan, next in line in ( seniority, entered upon his new du ties Tuesday morning. , j Richard Dixon, Jr., Red Cross Home Service Chairman Succeeds West Byrum, Jr., Who Resigned to Enter Navy Geddes Potter, Chairman of the Chowan Chapter, American Red Cross, has appointed Richard D. Dixon, Jr., home service chairman for Chowan 1 County. Mr. Dixon succeeds West Byrum, Jr., who was obliged to resign due to entering the U. S. Navy. He is now spending a vacation in New York prior to his enlistment. Mr. Potter was high in praise ofj Mr. Byrum’s work as home service | Chairman and regrets that it became necessary for him to resign. While in New York Mr. Byrum won a sub stantial radio program prize and also was seen on a television program. Visitor Impressed With Edenton Party Philip S. Randolph Also Reports on Daisy Alice . Ward Memorial Fund That Edenton’s Hallowe’en party is an outstanding affair is reflected in a letter reaching The Herald editor’s desk Wednesday morning. The letter was written by PhiKp S. Randolph of Chapel Hill, who happened to be in Edenton Tuesday night while the an nual Hallowe’en party was in pro gress. Mr. Randolph’s letter follows: “Dear Mr. Bufflap: Tonight I have seen the Hallowe’en parade and party at the municipal park and am greatly impressed with the whole affair and the manner in which ft is conducted. In traveling over North Carolina for , many years I have seen nothing like ; it. “My business in Edenton is in con nection with the administration of the Daisy Alice Ward Memorial Fund and it has occurred to me that probably this child took part in the festivities last year—the hot dogs, peanuts, pop com, High School Band, a close asso ciation with mother and dad —a truly happy occasion in honor of our gov ernors of tomorrow. “Last week an 11-months old child, i from Campbell’s Creek, Beaufort i County, was hospitalized at Johns ; Hopkins with expenses to be paid from the balance of the Daisy Alice Ward Memorial Fund. He is critic ally ill, but has a 50-50 chance of full recovery. 1 “I wonder if tonight Daisy Alice i isn’t also praying for this little fel low and is happy that her misfortune t will help other boys and girls? I be- Ummn aka U” , lWvc 8110 **»■■ Barter Theatre Play ‘Show-Off Bue To Show Here Nov. 28 Outstanding Comedy Is Sponsored By Eden ton Rotary Club Edenton’s Rotary Club is sponsor ing the Barter Theatre’s production of George Kelly’s classic modern comedy, “The Show-Off,” which will be presented in the Edenton High School auditorium Tuesday night, No vember 28, at 8 o’clock. One critic has called “The Show- Off” the best comedy which has been written by an American. In the play the human personality has never been more vivid, more truthful and more complete in the American theatre. “The Show-Off” depicts with great realism a short span in the life of Aubrey Piper, who is typically Ameri can. You have seen him on the street, sat by him on the bus and worked with him in the office. He is a charac ter from the real American life. Early in the play the audience will hate Piper butt as the final curtain has fallen they will have loved him. As an egotist of the top order, a liar and braggart, Piper runs with full steam through the entire play, re maining the same character through out the play. Only the circumstances change the audience’s opinion of him. Aubrey’s wife, Amy, married him and sticks to him despite her family’s hatred for him. Mrs. Fisher, Amy’s mother, and her father hate the show off with vehemence. Aided by the audacity of Pfper, Joe, his brother-in law, perfects an invention and reaps a handsome profit. Other family figures in “The Show-Off” are Clara and her husband, Frank Hyland, Mr. Gill and Mrs. Rogers. Campaign To Kill Rats Will Be Held Wednesday, Nov. 15 All Farmers Pestered With Rats Urged to Cooperate Rat control campaign posters have jbeen placed in various stores and ser vice stations throughout the county announcing the county-wide rat con jtrol campaign to be staged on No vember 15th. Information leaflets are also displayed near these posters for use so that red squill bait will be used in this campaign and giving in formation on its use. The operators of the various stores and service sta tions where posters are displayed are taking orders with deposits for bait. The bait will be put up in three pound packages, one package will us ually be sufficient for the average size farm. Bait will be paid for at the time the order is placed. People wanting bait will be notified where and when to pick up their bait on the afternoon of November 15th. County Agent Overman urges every farmer that has rats on his premises to get bait in this campaign and try to kill out the rats as far as possible. Volunteers Sought For Blood Donors Bloodmobile Scheduled To Be In Edenton on Tuesday, Nov. 7 With only a few days remaining before the visit otf the bloodmobile to Edenton, local committee heads are still seeking a large number of volun teer donors for the visit in order to assure the county of reaching its quota 1 of 125 pints. Already a number have volunteered as donors but many more are needed to assure the quota being reached and ' anyone disiring to contribute to this program is urged to contatet either N. I J. George, recruit chairman, or George ; Alma Byimm, general chairman, be -1 fore Tuesday, November 7. * SOU hazy in some minds are perti ’ newt facta pertaining to the blood ‘ program. Contrary to some belief, 1 which still persists despite constant denials from all sources, the blood ! program is given absolutely free to " patients in tide county who need it. ! There is no charge for the Mood but there is a charge, a small laboratory (Coninued on Twelve) Jear.