SEE “SHOOTING STARS” MONDAY and T(JESI> A - Y
THE CHOWAN HERALEf
Volume XlX.—Number 6.
Rotary dub Host
To 4-H Club Boys
In Peanut Contest
Leon State Win
ner, Awarded Beau
Edenton Rotarians were hosts to
4-H Club boys who participated in
the 1951 peanut contest and their
fathers at the sixth annual banquet
held in the Parish House Thursday
night. A goodly number of the '22
boys who participated in the contest
and their fathers were on hand to
k enjoy the affair.
Assistant County Agent Robert S.
Marsh had charge of the program and
r at the outset asked each boy to in
troduce himself and his father. Mr.
Marsh then explained the rules of
the contest and congratulated the
boys, as well as their fathers, for the
success of the 1951 contest.
•Prizes were awarded by William
4 Shepard, representing the Eden ton
Peanut Company and Thurston Stal
lings of the Albemarle Peanut' Com
pany. The contest is sponsored by
the Jtotary Club with the two peanut
companies contributing the prize 1
The group was signally honored in
that it included Leon PrivOtt, who
won the honor as State 4-H Club
peanut champion) for which he won aj
free trip to Chicago. Young Privott;
delighted the Rotarians telling about
There were 22 boys in this year’s
project, with Leon Privott winning top
honors with a yield of 2,598 pounds'
of peanuts per acre. At Thursday
night’s meeting he was awarded aj
beautiful trophy and S2O in cash.j
Two other boys, Larry Lowe and ißilly j
Goodwin, also wete awarded S2O forj
second and third places respectively.]
Larry had a yield of 2,611 pounds
per acre and Billy 2,460 pounds per
Sherland Forehand, Vandv Parks
and. Dick were the rupnersqp
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New Gymnasium At
School Used First
rune Tuesday Night
Edentonians Proud of|
Gym, Modern In I
* A new erh in high school athletics j
. was inaugurated Tuesday night when
the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams
played for the firsCtime in a school
gymnasium. The gym at the new high
school was hurried to completion in
time for -the games with Roanoke
Rapidß High School.
Pold-away bleachers were installed
„ which will seat 875 people and in
cluded in the equipment is an electric
clock and scoreboard. The gymnasium
is modern In every respect and will]
allow basketball player* to shoot at
long range due to elimination of low
girders as in the case in the Eden
ton armory, where basketball games
were previously played.
Before a crowd of very appreciative
fans both of the Edenton teams lost
to Roanoke Rapids. The girls were
defeated 43 to 21. with Sharon Lup-|
ton and Marietta Perry leading the lo
The Eaentnn boys were defeated,
48 to 17. The Aces had a hard tim.e|
finding the basket, having missed,
many shots which should have been
- Select Glass Play
‘Marrying Margaret* to
Edenton High School’s senior class
has made its selection of the senior
play to be presented on Friday night,
March 14. -They have chosen “Mar
rying Margaret,” a three-act comedy.
The play is very- humorous and has
all the qualities of a thoroughly en
joyable comedy. Under the direction
of Mrs. T. H, Shenard and by the
enftfcmriasm which the seniors have
shown, the Prospect of a success play
is very bright. "
The eight female and e'ght male
roles will be cast soon. »Plaj books
have been ordered and casting and
practice will begin immediately upon
their arrival. •
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Edenton, Chowar County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 7, 1952.
Five Band Members
; Take Prominent Part
: In Clinic For Bands
Mike Malone and Rich
ard Hines Lead Sec
tions In Contest
t Five members of the Edenton High
School Band took prominent parts
• in the Band Clinic held at EJast Caro
lina College in Greenville, February
1 apd 2. Those participating were
Freddie Byrum, playing the drums;
Margery Thigpen, alto saxophone;
Mary Ann Elliott, clarinet; Mike Ma
lone led the trombone section and
Richard Hines, Jr., led the saxophone
. section in a concert given Saturday
night, February 2, in the East Caro
lina College Athletic Building.
The concert was conducted by J. C.
! Pfohl, Director of Music, at David
The clinic was participated in by
34 bands and covered an area east of
Wilmington to Durham to Oxford,
from which 110 band students were
picked. Edenton was the only band
placing as many as five students.
I The concert program consisted of
I the following:
Slow March from “Scipio” by Han
del; Military Symphony in, F by Gos
soc; Thendara Overture by Whitney;
ißlue Tail Fly by Grundman; Jugo
■ slav Polka by Lizt; Pan. American
'Promenade by Bennett; First Swed
ish Rhapsody by Leidzon; University
Grand March, Goldman.
This band clinic has been held for
a number of years in Greenville and
'is the Eastern Division of a State
■wide program of this kind for high
scho'ol band students. •
| Ernest Gentile, band- director, ex
pressed considerable pride in*his band
j and hopes to continue having students
. participate in affairs of this nature,
' stating that it is a wonderful oppor
tunity to rub elbows with members
i of other bands. , 4
Training School At
. Community Building
;j Friday And Saturday
’< Purpose to Train Recre
ational Leaders In
1 A recreational training school will
|be held at the Chowan Community
I Building on Friday and Saturday
nights, February 8 and 9, at 7:30
o’clock, say C. W. Overman and Miss
Rebecca Colwell, County and Home
Agents. The purpose of this school
is to train white recreational lead
ers in conducting various types of
recreation. The school will be con
ducted by one of the N. C. recrea
It is particularly important that
men, as well as women, attend this
(training course. While it is being
held principally for recreation lead
ers, anybody can be a recreation lead
er if they really try. Miss Colwell
and Mr. Overman urge that some
men and woman and older boys and
girls from -every community in the
county .participate. They will find
it to be two evenings packed full
| of fun, inspiration and information,!
, teaching them how to relax and enjoy
j life and how to lead others in doing
I - - - nmn ii~inn n_n_nrmi
| Heads Test Farm |
CLYDE Z McSWAIN, JR
A member of the agronomy
■ staff of N. C. State College, Mr.
MeSwain hat been namad superin
tendent of the new peanut tart
farm ha Bertie County. * A?
STARTING STREET MARKER PROJECT 3,
I ', ■»!,, ? c pi<- i
Pictured above is Mayor Leroy Haskett (left) and Kermit
Layton, chairman of the street marker project sponsored by the
Edenton Junior Chamber of Commerce. The markers are placed
at all street corners and the lettering of the various streets is
now completed. The Jaycees have been complimented for the
project. The stenciling get, valued at almost $l5O, has been con
tributed to the Street Department for maintenance of the markers.
Graham M. Byrum
Group Os Directors Aldo
Named For 1952.
At a meeting’ of baseball fans
i Thursday night, 12 directors were
eiec.ed to guide the Edenton Colon
ial*' through their first season in
r the Coastal Plain League.
[I The directors elected were Dr. J. A.
• Powell, Gibson Brickie, Henry Cuth-
I rell, J. Clarence Leary, Dr. A. F.
f. Downum, T. B. Williford, Marvin
. I Wilson, G. M. Byrum, R. P. Baer,
I E. W. Hooper, J. A. Curran and J. H.
'j These directors have the authori-!
|ty to name other members to the
j board and as .er Thursday night’s j
. meeting they me. and added to their '
I number David Holton, William S.!
Elliott, L. S. Byrum, E. N. Elliott and,
jC. T. Griffin. The directors appoint- j
ed Dr, J. A. Powell as temporary
president and E. W. Hooper as tern-!
; porary secretary-treasurer.
At a later meeting Graham Byrum
was elected president to succeed Dr.
J. A. Powell. The other officers
elected were J. Clarence Leary and
L. S. Byrum, vice presidents; E. W
Hooper, secretary; Dr. A. F. Down
um, treasurer and Bill Cozart, official
scorer with E. W. Hooper as assist
March Dimes Drive
In Chowan County
Might Reach Quota
| Chairman Renorts Con
tributions Jump to
With late reports reaching Wesley
Chesson, Jr., Chowan County March
of Dimes Chairman, contributions
took a decided spurt upward over the
week-end to reach a total of $1,600 as
of Tuesday of this 'Last week;
at the same time contributions
amounted to only $777.
According to Mr. Chesson, the re-j
port is a .ill incomplete and despite
the apparent bogging down of thej
drive, during January, he is hopeful |
that the county’s $2,000 quota will be
realized. The official closing of the
drive was January 31, but it is be-|
ing extended in the hope that $2,000
will. be raised and keep Chowan
County in the list have not
fallen short of expectations.
Those who have not made final re
ports are requested to jffct .them to
Mr. Chesson as soon as possible and
anyone who wants to make a contri- .
button, he will gladly accept it.
Rand Association Meets
Tonight At 8 O’clock
Dr. A. F. Downum, president of the
Band Parents Association, calls at
tention to a meeting which will be
held tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock i
in the band room. Dr. Downum urges
every member to attend.
i Development Os
I Community Needs
; Discussed At Ryland
» Steering Committee In
Meeting to Proceed
»; The steering committee of Ryland
! community, consisting of Mr. and
■ J. C. Wiggins, Mr. and Mrs.
i Ks-T. Hollowell, Mr. and Mrs. B. P.
j Mcitids and Mrs. Kate Boyce, met at
.' the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins on
. Monday night of last week, to pro
ceed further with plans on commuhity
, development. The eighth member,
, Garland Asbell, was absent. The
. committee proceeded with planning an
J active program in the community.
-] The community boundary was de
>' termined and is approximately the
. j same as that used under the old
• ; neighborhood leader organization.
,! Numerous committees were named to
I begin plans and work on many com
■ j munity needs that were listed.
j The Ryland community held its
joint meeting on farm men and wo
| men at the Chowan Community Build
ing on Tuesday night, with approxi
mately 38 in attendance. The Farm!
and Home Agents presented the il
lustrated discussion “Objective Plan
ning for Better Family Living” and
then discussed briefly with the group
the idea of setting up a community
development program in the com
Capt John D. Ireland,
Provost Marshal At
Local Marine Basel
Appointment Made Last*
Week At Cherry Point
Marine Captain John D. Ireland
of Richmond Hill, New York, has
been appointed Provost Marshal, Ma
[rine Corps Auxiliary Station, Edenton,
it was announied last week hv Major
; Robert F. Graham, commanding offi
,'cer of the Marine Air Ba*e Squadron
-11l of the Cherry Point Station,
j A veteran fighter pilot of World
j War 11, Captain Ireland was a motor-
I cycle officer for the New York City
I Police Department prior to his recall
lto active duty. An organized re
i servist, he was activated with New
| York’s Marine Air Reserve Fighter-
Squadron-132 in October, 1951, and
reported for duty Cherry Point
Marine Corps Air Station several
As provost marshal, Captain, Ire
land will command the Edenton sta
tion’s military police and guard de
tachments and will supervise the en
forcement of base security laws.
COUPON'S ORDERED PAID
West W. Byrum, chairman of the
County Commissioners, was authoriz
ed at the Commissioners’ meeting
Monday to pay school building cou
ipons amounting to $162.91. The
coupons fall due March 1, before the
next meeting *of the Commissioner*.
i Mass X-ray Unit
Is Scheduled For
This Health District
Any Person Over 15
Years Eligible To
Be X-rayed Free
According to Dr. B. B. McGuire,
health officer, the Division of Tuber
culosis Control, State Board of Health,
will send one X'-ray unit to this Health
District February 14 through March
Two clerks will be furnished by the
local Tuberculosis Associations, and
Seal Sale Committees. The latter will,
.also arrange for power connections. |
Tentative plans are as follows:
Edenton High School, (white) —Feb-i
ruary 14, 15 and 16.
Chowan High School—February 19,'
Her ford Court House—February 21,
22, 23 and 26. ‘ j
Elizabeth City, North Martin Street]
at Main Street—February 27, 28, 29 j
and March 1,4, 5,6, 7 and 8.
Any person over 15 years of age
fnay have a free X-ray. Children un
der 15 should bring a written request
from the family physician. Teachers l
and foodhandlerg should by all means 1
have an X-ray for health certificates. 1
Contacts of tuberculosis cases are es-1
pecially requested to have an X-ray. I
All high school students over 15 should
come as a group in many instances,!
depending on arrangements with the j
I school principal and X-ray technician. ]
I Home Demonstration Clubs, both!
j white and colored, have a chance to
' do a most useful job if they will ar
range for families not X-rayed two
i years ago to be brought to the unit'
, Clyde Z. MeSwain
! Named Supt Os
; Peanut Test Farm
\ Appointed Member Os
1 Agronomy Staff At
1 Clyde Z. MeSwain, a member of the
. agronomy s.aff at N. C. State Col
i lege, has been named superintendent
-of the new peanut test farm to be
established at Lewiston in Bertie,
, County. 1
Announcement of his appointment, j
. effective February 1, was made byj
. Agriculture Commissioner L. Y. Bal- j
i dentine and Cecil D. Thomas, director
■ of the Test Farms Division of the j
State Department of Agriculture.
! MeSwain, who is 31, graduated from
i S ate College with a bachelor’s degree
■ in agropomy in December, 1949. Since
. then he has been employed on the
j staff of the college’s Agronomy De-j
J partment, assigned to supervisory j
! work at the McCuller’s Branch Ex-1
j periment Station near Raleigh.
MbSwain was reared on a farm near j
Shelby, Cleveland county. For sever- 1
1 al years after his graduation from'
, h'gh school he operated this farm and
I also ran a cotton gin. Entering the
I Air Corps in 1942, he made a dis-
Vtinguished record as a pilot. He flew
I 62 missions and was awarded the dis
tinguished flying cross, the purple
, heart and the air medal with 12 oak|
leaf clusters. He was separated from
the service with the rank of Cap
tain in November, 1945. He is mar
ried and has two sons.
Thomas said McSwain’s experience
at McCuller’s has provided him with
good background for his new work;
in .hat he has become thoroughly ac- !
quainted with research methods and
has learned much about the manage-j
ment of an experiment farm.
The State has not yet taken title!
to the site of the peanut test farm,
but Thomas said he expected arrange
ment to be completed in the near fu-i
ture for transfer of the property—the
3666-acre Lewis farm—by H. B.
Spruill, of Windsor.
Eden ton’s Girl Scouts now have
a meeting place at the elementary
school, bud are badly in need of
equipment in order to conduct
One of thn greatest needs is
chairs and tables for the room.
An anpeal is. therefore, sent out
for chairs to be loaned or donated
to the Girl Scoots. Anyone who
will give or loan a table or chairs
is requested to contact Mrs. T. J.
Sheehy, Girl Scout leader, who is
doing a splendid job with the
$2.00 Per Year.
Will Be Presented
Outstanding* Show In
Auditorium at Ele
When the curtain rings up at 8:03
Monday night a cast of over a hun
dred persons of all ages will greet
the audience at the elementary school
auditorium with gay songs, dances,
and portrayals of famous television
Two pretty pages announce the dif
ferent scenes and together they take
j you to the TV Studios In ten scenes
(to make this production one of the
• most elaborate and entertaining
(shows seen in Edenton for some
j time. A hand painted back drop
showing television cameras, • stage
| lights, wires, etc., as you would see
i at .he real television theatres in New
i York City. It is hard to say just
j which of the ten scenes will be the
j most applauded, since each one has
I its features. From the time the cur
tain goes up the audience is given a
a glimpse of back-stage life in a TV
i studio. Chorus girls, singers, dancers,
j emcees and special entertainments
I are discovered, warming up for the
j first big telecast coast to coast hook
! up. A group of children in special
costumes enact the famous fairy tale
| “Snow White” and “The •Seven
j Dwarfs.” High school teen-agers,
i wearing clever costumes appear in
j several scenes in the show, as they
impersonate the famous Roxy Roc
ketts, singing songs with clever lyrics
and cute costumes.
Dennis Day is impersonated and he
introduces a group of men and women
who are called the Jubilee Singers
and they ably feature the well-known
Spirituals. Beauty and romance are
not forgotten, for in the Fred War
ing scene special lighting effects are
used as ballads and melodies of yes
terday and tunes of today blend to
gether. The Queen For a Day scene
! gives some lady tfi the audience each
night a chance to be selected for this
honor. The coronation ceremony takes
i place on the stage and she will re
_ ceive many gifts and surprises—Just
as it is done on the original radio
and TV show which has gained nation
al popularity. A colorful finale with
the complete ensemble offers a tri
[ bute to entertainment and the herit
age of freedom in America, Remem
ber the date of “Shooting Stars.” It
is tops in entertainment using local
talent but professionally staged and
I Mrs. Eve Stetson, the director for
; “Shooting Stars,” will be ai Mitchen
] cr’s Pharmacy on Friday and Mon
j day, 2 to 4 P. M., only to show you
! the floor plan of the auditorium, so
| that you may have your tickets mark
!ed for the reserved seat you wish.
These reserved seat tickets are now
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! At Chowan Friday
Contest Is Sponsored By
The Chowan County High School
World Peace Study and Speaking
I Program, which is sponsored by the
Edenton Woman’s Club, will hold its
final contest Friday morning, Feb
ruary 8, at 10:30 o’clock at the school.
This study and speaking program
I has been under the direction of Mrs.
i C. R. Darr, English teacher.
| Mrs. J. R. Dulaney vfill represent
the Woman’s Club on the panel of
, judges and will present the gold
I World Peace Key to the winner on
behalf of the Edenton Woman’s Club.
Officials Will Attend
A school for accountants will be
conducted by the Institute of Govern
ment in Chapel Hill February 20-22.
County Accountant E. W. Spires and
West W. Byrum, chairman of the
(County Commissioners werq authoriz
ed by the County Commissioners
Monday to attend the school in the
interest of Chowan County.
Major Ted Boutwell
On Way_To Korea
Major Ted Boutwell, who was com
manding officer of the Edenton Ma
rine Corps Air Station and subsequent
ly transferred to Cherry Point, left
Saturday for the west coast. 'From
there he will continue to Korea under
the Marine CoVps rotation .plan.
Major Boutwell's family wiH re
main in Edenton.