North Carolina Newspapers

    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-
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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
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
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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.
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[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
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
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
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.
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
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. ,
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
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
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
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” ,
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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
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)

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