Volume XX.—Number 9.
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BPW Club Sponsors
Fashion Show And
Card Party March 5
Newest Spring Merch
andise Displayed By
Public Is Invited To
View Newest Wear
Announcement is made this week
that the Edenton Business and Pro
fessional Woman’s Club will sponsor
a fashion review and card party
Thursday night, March 5, at Hotel
Joseph Hewes, starting at 7:30 o’clock.
The fashion show will provide an op
portunity for Edenton merchants to
display itheir new spring merchandise
and especially Easter sensations.
The public is especially invited to
attend both the fashion show and card
party. A small admission will be
charged for thp fashion show, and
those holding tickets for card
party, which follows, will be admitted
to the fashion show, play cards and
he served refreshments.
Merchants who have already agreed
to participate in the fashion show
are: Thef Hetty (Shoppe, - (Badham
Bros., S. (Hdbowsky, Preston’s, Cuth
rell'a Department Store, Belk-Tyler’s,
Tots ft Teens, Jack ft Jill, Anne’s
Beauty Shlon, Mae Jackson’s (Beauty
“Parlor, Nu-Carl Beauty Shop, Anita’s
Millinery Shop, Lula "White’s Flower
Shop and Layton’s Flower Shop.
Boy Scout Olive
Is Now Under Way
W. J. Taylor Chairman
For Annual Effort to
Under the chairmanship of W. J.
Taylor, the annual Boy Scout drive
for funds got under way the latter
part of last week and will be in prog
ress until March 1.
Mr. Taylor has formed an organiza
tion for canvassing business houses
as well as residential districts in the
hope that a substantial amount will be
The organization of canvassers as
set up by Mr. Taylor is as follows:
First Ward —Mrs. Richard ®aer,
Mrs. David Holton, Mrs. West By rum
and Mrs. John Ross.
Second Ward—'Nathan Bail, Mrs.
R. J. Boyce, Mrs. Robert Bunch, Mrs.
' T. W. Jones, Mrs. William A. Elliott
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Ernest Ward Points
Out The Advantages
Os Ocean Highway
Principal Speaker at the
Lions Club Meeting
Stressing the urgent necessity &f
full coojJteration with, and support of
the Ocean Highway Association, in
view of great strides being made by
alternate or competitive routes which
are diverting much of our traffic be
tween Maine and Florida to inland
routes, Ernest Ward, Jr., made a most
profound impression upon the mem
bers of the Edenton lions JCiub at
their Monday evening meeting. Said
“The Ocean. Highway, U. S. 17
through our city, has been advertised
since 1935 as the 'fastest and safest
route between New York and Florida’
and in promoting traffic over the,
route its non-profit sponsor, thejOcean
Highway Association, has done a most
*Tl)e North-South traffic over the
Ocean Highway during any average
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Official Opening Os
YFW Home 'Sunday
Plans have been, completed'for the
official opening of the new VIFw
home on the old Hertford highway
next Sunday afternoon, March 1, at
1 o’clock. '
(An interesting program has been
arranged and a fried chicken dinner
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Pilgrimage of Colonial Edenton
and Countryside Friday and- Sat
urday, April 10 and 11.
Bloodmobile at Edentdn armory
Friday, March 6. Give a pint of
blood for humanity’s sake.
Lions .Club meets Monday night
at 7 o’clock.
Red Men meet Monday night at
Unanimity Lodge, Nb. 7, A. F.
& A. M., meets, tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
Lions Club Minstrel Friday
night, April IG.
Official opening of new ViFW
home on old Hertford highway
Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.
Woman’s Club art exhibition at
Penelope Barker house Saturday
and Sunday, March 7 and 8.
John Deere Day at Edenton
'Elementary School Monday night,
March 2, at 7:30 o’clock.
Business and Professional Wo
men’s Club spring fashion review
and card party at Hotel Joseph
Hewes Thursday night, March 5,
starting at 7 :S0 o’clock.
“Voices By the See,” Norfolk
choral ensemble, at colored school
gymnasium Sunday afternoon,
March 8, at 3:3ft o'clock.
Degree of Pocahontas Easter
dance Saturday night, April 4, in
the Edenton Armory.
Week of Prayer observed at
Baptist Church March 2 to 6.
Ordination service at Chappell's
Hill Church Sunday, March 1.
Advance Home Demonstration
Club cake sale at P ft Q Super
Drive For Members
Now In Progress
Trees, Flowering or Ev
ergreen Shrubs Are
The Chowan Hospital Auxiliary held
a meeting Friday night with, the
president, Mrs. Martin Wisely, pre
siding and the meeting opened with
a prayer by Mrs. Frank Elliott.
The yearly membership drive is
now on, with Mrs. Ernest Leary be
ing the first to enroll.
Mrs. A. E. Jenkins thanked Mrs.
Ferguson’s grade for the attractive
Valentine doll ttay favors and Mrs.
Griffin and Mrs. Belch for place cards
I and cherry tree cakes used on Wash
ington’s birthday. She announced that
St. Mary’s Guild will have charge of
flowers and magazines for March.
Mrs. E. N. Elliott, reported a large
quantity of mending and sewing done
in the county. Mrs. L. A. Patterson
has a sewing calendar for February
through July with Mrs. Albert Byrum,
Mrs. J. H, Conger, Sr., Mrs. Ernest
Leary, Mrs. L. A. Patterson, Mrs.
J. C. Leary, Sr., and Mrs. M. W.
Jackson responsible for the consecu
Miss Rebecca Colwell thanked Leary
Bros., for a donation of peanut hulls
used on the and Mrs. John
Wood for Dutch Iris, which have been
planted with a 'quantity of tulips. The
committee wants trees, and flowering
or evergreen shrubs and will welcome
To further the wonderful progress
made in beautifying the grounds
s£oo.oo was voted by the organisa
The business meeting was followed
by a delightful musical program giv
en by Mrs. Frank Elliott.
Advance Cake Sale '
At P & Q Saturday
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The Advance Home Demonstration
Club will stage a cake sale on Sat
urday morning, February 28, at the
P A Q Supfrr Market beginning at 10
o’clock. Proceeds will go toward the
First Degree Tonight
Unanimity Late*,' No. 7, A. F., ft
A. M., will me# tonight (Thursday)
at 8 o’clock in the Court House. C. T.
Griffin, master, states the, first de
gree will be portferred upon a can<ji
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vO attend. .
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 26, 1953.
| Masonic Officers Far, 1953 ]
Pictured (above are the officers of Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.
ft A. M, for the year 1953, who were recently installed at (the first
public installation of Masonic officers held in Edenton. Front row,
(est to right, W. A. Harrell, chaplain; C. T. Griffin, master, J. Edwin
Bufilap, marshal. Middle row, left Jto right, C. H. Wood, treasurer;
W. M. Rhoades, senior warden; C. W. Overman, junior Warden: Wil
liam Adams, junior deacon; Louis George Wilkins, secretary; Ernest
Kehayes, tiler; Robert Smith, junior steward; Daniel Reeves, senior
steward. W. O. White, senior deacon, was unable to attend when
this picture was taken.
An Urgent Appeal
By J. Edwin Bufflap
Chairman of the Chowan County Chapter of the National Foundation
i For Infantile Paralysis
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-As chairman of the Chowan County Chapter of the National
Foundation For Infantile Paralysis, I was practically dumbfound
ed late last week when I learned that only about S4OO had been
collected in Chowan County’s March of Dimes. The campaign
should have been in progress during the month of January and, of
course, completed by this time, but as chairman of the County
chapter, I feel that it would be embarrassing and even humiliating
for Chowan County to send in a report of only S4OO. lam not
.going to allow such a meagre amount to be reported to state head
quarters, and I feel confident that many Chowan County people
will support my attitude in this matter.
I am convinced there has been practically no canvassing done
in an effort tp raise funds. I have been chairman of the County
Chapter since 1943, a period of ten years, and in that time Chowan
County always depended primarily upon a house-to-house canvass
to raise funds in March of Dimes drives. If my memory serves
me correctly, the smallest amount ever collected in the 10 years was
in the neighborhood of $1,200 and the cppnty has in some drives
exceeded the $2,000 mark. So, to send in a report of S4OO would,
to say the least, be very embarrassing.
I am, therefore, taking it upon myself to conduct a canvass in
Chowan County in order to secure a more creditable contribution
as Chowan’s share to fight infantile paralysis. It is only fair to
say at the outset that I have been greatly encouraged with the
spontaneous cooperation offered, so that I believe Chowan County
people will rally at this late date to my appeal and make a contri
bution more in keeping with the county’s previous good showings.
Upon learning about the county’s flop, I contacted a group of
people who expressed their willingness to conduct a drive. I have
notified state headquarters of my intention so that it is understood
that Chowan County’s report will of necessity be later than it
In my dilemma I asked members of the Degree of Pocahontas
to make a canvass in Edenton and this small group of women
gladly agreed to help in the emergency. They will make the can
vass and in event anybody is missed in the residential section
and desires to make a contribution, the suggestion is made that a
light be left burning on the front porch Friday night of next week.
The ladies will ride all over town that night and stop wherever a
light is burning to pick up any contributions.
Miss Rebecca Colwell, Chowan County’s home agent, and
County Agent C. W. Overman have agreed to secure contributions
in the rural section through the various clubs in the county. J. Bl
Small, Negro county agent, and Mrs. Onnie Charlton will do like
wise in the colored clubs.
In the Ohowan County school unit Superintendent W. J. Taylor
will make an effort to secure contributions. /
Gerald James, principal of the Edenton Junior J Senior High
School, will conduct a campaign in that school and Ernest Swain,
principal of the Edenton Elementary School, will head up a cam
paign in his school. t
In the Edenton colored school D. F. Walker, the principal, has
promised to give an opportunity for all the children to make a
In the Edentbn colored district members of the two Negro Wo
man’s Clubs have agreed to appoint a group of canvassers to so
licit contributions among our colored population, who have al
ways been very generous in March of Dimes campaigns when
Last year Chowan County’s March of Dimes contributions
amounted to $1,826.16, and to date this year’s campaign has net
ted exactly $404.41. Os course the scheduled canvass will be con
siderably handicapped at this late date in that the drive to raise
money for the Boy Scouts is now in progress and the Easter Seal
sale, too, is about to start.
However* a number of business concerns and many individuals
have asked me why they have not been solicited for the March of
Dimes, so that I have every reason to believe that Chowan County
people will want to raise more than S4OO toward combatting polio.
I have the greatest confidence in those people I have askkl to
help boost the fund even though they will be working at a handicap
and some even undertaking tb do more than one person should. I
am. satisfied that the majority of homes and business concerns will
be contacted, but If any person or any establishment happens to
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IThird Pilgrimage Os
Planned April 10-11
| Easter Seal Chairman |
- BRANDON HODGES
Brandon Hodges, State Treas
urer, who is appealing for ;gen.
erous support of the Easter Seal
campaign to be conducted
throughout the State March 5-
April 5. He is State Chairman.
Edenton Boy Scouts
Guests Os Rotarians
John A. Holmes Calls
Attention to Rotary’s
Edenton Boy Scouts, accompanied
' by their scoutmasters, Leon Thomas,
Sidney Campen and the Rev. James
MacKenzie, were entertained by the
Edenton Rotary 'Club, sponsors of
Troop 56, at a meeting held in the
Parish House Thursday night. Presi
dent W. T. Harry turned th e meeting
over to Eagle Scout Ben Browning,
who presided. The program was fea
tured by a moving picture, “Once a
During the meeting John A. Holmes
referred to the 48th anniversary of
Rotary International, with 7,60(1 cities
and towns in 84 countries of the world
commemorating the founding of the
international Rotary organization.
The first Rotary Club was organiz
ed in Chicago on February 23, 1905,
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Art Exhibition is
Scheduled To Be
Held March 7- 8
Pictures Will Be Exhib
ited in Penelope Bar
LAn art exhibition sponsored by the
Art Committee of the Woman’s Club
will be open to the public on Satur
day, March 7, from 10 A. M., to 5:30
P. M., and 'Sunday from 2 P. M., to
5:30 P. M. This exhibition will he
held at the Penelope Barker .House
and there will be no charge for ad
mission. W. Frizt Winslow, well
known artist from Plymouth, and his
wife will judge the exhibits and
award* and many ribbons will be giv
en. Pictures in any medium will be
accepted hut no picture which has
been copied from another picture will
be eligible. .
(A new feature will be the hobby
comer where any work of creative
art will be displayed.
It is hoped mat there will be many
entries by those who exhibited last
year as well as those who have never
had their work on exhibition.
Pictures for the exhibition are to be
taken to the Penelope 'Barker House
Wednesday, March 4, 'between 3:30
P. M., and 5:30 P. M.
If there are any inquiries please
phone Mrs. Martin Wisely at 372-J.
Pocahontas Dance Is
Scheduled April 4th
Sponsored by Chowanoke Council,
No. 54, Degree of Pocahontas, an
Easter dance will be held ‘Saturday
night, April 4 in the Edenton armory.
The music will be furnished by
Herb Carter and his band of Green
j Nine Homes and Three
Public Places Open
HOU SES~M ARKED
Attractive Folders Be
ing: Distributed to
The third pilgrimage of Colonial
Edenton and Countryside will be held
April 10th and 11th, being sponsored
by the Edenton Woman’s Club which
instigated the first pilgrimage in
1949, the first time in Edenton’s his
tory where a planned tour with the
citizens of the town throwing open
their doors to visitors, has taken
This year nine homes and three
public shrines are open to the pub
lic. In addition there will be ten
other historic homes marked for the
benefit of the visitors. The homes to
be open are as follows : The Iredell
House, the Penelope Barker House,
the Booth House, the Paxton House,
Beverly Hall, Albania, Pembroke Hall,
Sycamore, Bandpn. The public places
are: St. Paul’s Church, Chowan Coun
ty Court House and the Cupola House
(library and museum).
Folders with a complete listing of
the places to be open are being given
wide distribution. Mrs. R. N. Hines
is general chairman of the tour. The
Hotel Joseph Hewes has been desig
nated as headquarters again this year
as it has been for the last two pil
Os special interest for the pilgrim
continued on Page 3even)
Potter Is Chairman
For Easter Seal Sale
Jn Chowan County
20th Annual Campaign
March sth Through
W. J. Taylor, executive director of
the Chowan County Easter Seal So
ciety in Chowan County, announced
this week that Geddes B. Potter will
serve as chairman of the 1953 Easter
As head of the 20th annual Easter
Seal campaign, Mr. Potter will direct
the appeal for funds to support direct
help for crippled children in Chowan
.The campaign begins Thursday,
March 5, and will continue through
Easter Sunday, April 5. Embracing
all 48 states, the District of Columbia,
Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico,
funds raised from the Easter 'Seal
campaign are the chief means of sup
port of services to the handicapped
“Helping crippled children and
adults in our community is a cause de
serving of our utmost effort. Today
it is recognized as both economically
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BPW Club Speaker
Club Planning Fashion
Show, Card Party and
Chaplain J. L. iSwinson, of the
Edenton Marine Base, was guest
speaker at a barbecue supper held by
the Business and Professional Wo
men’s Club in the Hotel Joseph Hewes
Thursday night. He was introduced
by Mrs. Bommie White, in charge of
the program in observance of Inter
national Week, February 15-22.
Comdr. ISwinson delighted the group
as he interestingly told of his experi
ences while on (duty in the (Caledonian
Islands. He compared the Japanese
people with the Koreans, stating that
the Japanese were very peculiar, be
ing friendly one time and not so
friendly the next time. He said they
were an extremely clever and ener
getic race, that once a Japanese gets
his hands on things he can duplicate
it almost to perfection and then sells
it at very low cost.
“The young ladies in Japan .are not
thought too highly of,” he said, ‘‘the
boys get the most attention.”
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