Volume XX—Number 13.
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I line Drawing Near
For Edenton’s Tour
On ApriMl) And 11
Requests Still Continue
To Come In For In
With the Pilgrimage of Colonial
Edenton and Countryside only two
weeks off. (April 10th and 11th).final
details are being ironed out by Mrs.
' R. N. Hines, chairman of the tour, and
members of the Woman’s Club. Be
quests for folders and information con
tinue to pour in, and everything in
dicates the largest crowd yet in at
tendance of a Pilgrimage, the third
ever held in this historic old town
of Edenton, which has, on many oc
casions, been described as being like
Williamsburg, Va., without being re
A booklet, with pictures and com
plete Histories of old homes and build
ings in and around Edenton, is now
being printed under sponsorship of
the Woman’s Club. This booklet will
give histories of 39 homes and build
' ings, witfi the research of each place
being done by Miss Elizabeth Moore,
a member of the Woman’s Club. Miss
Moore has done an invaluable service
to the town and county, as well as
to the country, in her painstaking
work on these old buildings, many of
which are nationally famous. Mrs.
Willis McfClenney has compiled the
booklet for the Woman’s Club.
This week brief histories are list
ed of five of the homes and buildings
to be open for the tour. The first
five were given in last weekte Chowan
Herald. The remaining four will be
given in next week’s Herald.
The Booth House—N. Granville St.
Open 10 A. M., to 12 M., and 2 to 5
Date of construction of original
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Pilgrimage of Colonial Edenton
and Countryside Friday and Sat
urday, April 10 and 11.
Degree of Pocahontas Easter
dance Saturday night, April 4, in
the Edenton Armory*
Fashion show at Merry Hill
High School Friday night, April
10, at 8 o’clock.
Spring term of Chowan County
Superior Court begins Monday
morning, March 30.
Lions Club meets Monday night
at 7 o’clock.
Red Men meet Monday night at
Fire Chief R. K. Hall will be
gin fire inspection in business sec
tion the first week in April.
Lions Club Minstrel Friday
night, April 10.
VFW meets in Pest’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Rotary Club meets this (Thurs
day) afternoon at 1 o’clock in the
Home demonstration club radio
program •on WGAI Thursday,
April 2 at 12:45 P. M.
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F„
& A. M., meets tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
Chowan County Commissioners
will meet in regular session Fri
day April S, at 10 A. hL, instead
of Monday, April 6, due to Easter
Monday falling on the latter date.
This will also be a continuation of
a meeting as a board of equalisa
tion and review.
American Legion Auxiliary
cake, pie and eandy sale at P & Q
Super Market Saturday, April 4.
Twenty-fifth District Federa
tion of home demonstration dubs
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Piano Students Os
Mrs. Mooney Win
High District Honors
Mrs. C. B. Mooney was very proud
Saturday morning when the district
music festival of the National Federa
tion of Musk was held in the Wo
man’s Club building in Elizabeth City.
’Mr*. Mooney entered seven of hey
piano students, of whom five was
awarded a superior ratifig and two
received excellent rating.
Those who were awarded superior
rating were Patricia Bunch, Beverly
Conn, Ruth Sbokely, Jimmie Cozzens
and Brenda' Mooney.
'Rosa Hollowell and Linda Leary
Judge for the festival was George
Perry, director of piano musk at East
Carolina College, Greenville. In com
menting upon Mm. Mooney’s students,
IMr. Petry made this comment. “Your
students performances were most out
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Above is pictured Chowan County’s Hospital, where no little amount of work has been done to beautify the grounds. Only
recently Frank Hughes and Worth Layton planted 51 dogwood and two holly trees, which is very much appreciated. The
grounds beautification committee is appealing for more trees and flowering or evergreen shrubbery for further beautification
purposes. Anyone desiring to make a contribution should contact either Miss Rebecca Colwell or Mrs. John G. Wood.
For BTU Contestants
In Edenton Sunday
Winners Will Take Part
In Regional Meeting
An outstanding feature of the Bap
tist Training Program is the annual
elimination meeting for participants in
the five major projects of th e year—
the Hymn Festival, Adult Bible Read-1
ing Tournament, Better Speaking
Tournament, Sword Drill, Junior Mem
ory Drill. This elimination meeting
will be held for participants from the <
churches of the Chowan. Baptist Asso
ciation on Sunday afternoon, March
29, in the Edenton Baptist Church
at 2:30 o’clock. Much interest is cen
tered in this meeting as it climaxes
months of preparation and determines
.the representatives of the association
at the Regional Training Union Con
The Training Union departmental
leaders of the Chowan Association will
be in charge of the elimination pro
ceedings. Miss Carol Jean Bizzell of ’
Elizabeth City, as chorister, will con
duct the Hymn Festival in which
choirs and choral groups will par- 1
ticipate. The Adult Bible Reading 1
Tournament is under the direction ;
of the adult leader, Mrs. A. R. Cooke 1 ;
of Hertford. The Young People’s
leader, Mrs. Ernest Sanders of Eliza
beth City, will conduct Ithe Better '
Speaking Tournament. The Sword 1
Drill for intermediate ages is under '
the direction of Miss Jennie Lou iNew- :
bold of Elizabeth City. Miss Newbold
is intermediate leader. Mi’s. Lean
Leary of Edenton, as junior leader, ,
will conduct the Junior Memofy Drill.
The successful participants in each
of these tournaments will represent
fContinued on Page Five)
Officiais Speak At ,
BPW Club Meeting
Operation of Town and <
Local School System
Three town officials and one school
official were guest speakers at the
dinner meeting of the Edenton Busi- i
ness and Professional Woman’s dub
in the Hotel Joseph Hewes dining i
room Thursday night. Mrs. S. C. ;
Malls,_ president of the chib, presided, :
but called upon Miss Lena Jones to :
have charge of the program.
The three speakers were Mayor I>* ■
roy Haskett, J. Edwin Bufflap and R
IN. Hines, representing the Town of 1
Edenton and John A, Holmes, super
intendent of Edenton Schools.
Mayor Haskett spoke about the gov- 1
eminent of the town as a whole. Mr. '
Bufflap explained the mechanics of 1
the town’s budget and Mr. Hines ex
plained the operation of the Electric
and Water Department. Mr. Holmes
in his usual interesting manner told
about tile progress made by the Eden
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At Masonic Meeting
Unanimity lodge, No. 7, A. F. A
A. M„ will meet tonight (Thursday) '
at 8 o’clock in the Court House. C. T. i
Griffin, master of the lodge, states <
that tiiq first degree will be oonfer
'Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 26/1953.
Question Os Title To
Hicks Field Is Again
Up For Discussion
School Board Chairman Thomas Chears Suggests
Joint Meeting With Town Council or Friendly
Suit to Determine Legal Title
With some agitation on foot to erect
a new and more adequate fire sta
tion, and the supposition on the part
of some that the building should be
built on Hicks. Field, Thomas Chears,
chairman of the Edenton School Board,
again questions the authority of the
Town of Edenton to have jurisdiction
over Hicks Field.
Mr. Chears refers to an opinion
handed down from Attorney General
Harry McMullan and is very anxious
to reach some decision relative to
proper title to the Hicks Field prop
erty. In order to reach an under
standing he suggests a joint meeting
of Town Council and the Edenton
School Board to iron out the matter or
even instituting a friendly suit to de
termine legal title to the property.
; In that there is some objection to
change the location of the fire sta
tion and the supposition that, if built,
it would be located on Hicks Field,
Mr. Chears recently sent the following
letter to Mayor Leroy H. Haskett:
“Noting that there is a request
before the Town Council for a part of
the fair ground property on which to
build a fire Station, I am reminded of
an opinion rendered by the Attorney
John Dobson Will
Enter Duke In Fall
One of 12 Winners In
i Angier Duke Prize
As was announced briefly in last
week’s Herald, John Thomas Dobson,
son of Mrs. C. Del mas Sawyer, was
one of nine high school seniors from
North Carolina and three from Mary
land and Virginia to be named win
ners in Duke University’s 1953 Angier
Duke Prize competition.
The winners were selected last
week-end alt Duke during a final round
of tests and'interviews. Each prize,
awarded on the basis of character,
scholastic ability and promise of po
tential achievement, will provide a
maximum of $3,000 for four years’
study at Duke University.
Young Dobson is a senior at the
Ededton JunSoiMSendor High School
where past and present activities in
dude Student Council president and
vice president; Junior Class president;
basketballl co-captain; representative
to Boys’ State; Honor Boll; AIA high
School All-Northeastern Conference
basketball co-captain; representative.
Beta Club; band; baseball; Monogram
All 12 winners will enter Duke Uni
versity next Fall
Cpl. Thos. E. Goodwin
Presented Gold Star
Marine Corporil Thomas E. Good
win, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
T. Goodwin, Route 3, Edenton, wae (
recently presented a gold Star in lieu
ifl’jlfc’eecand purple heart for wounds
received in action against Chinese
Communist forces in Korea.
Corporal Goodwin is in the ‘Seventh
Mlartnes, First Marine Division.
'General, with which opinion you are
acquainted, that title to the fair
; ground property is vested in the Eden
ton School Board.
“The School Board desires the mat
■ ter of title be settled and I am sure
that is also the wish of the Town
1 Council On receipt of the Attorney
General’s opinion the School Board,
i as a matter of record and as a protec-
I tive measure, adopted a resolution di
i recting that in cooperation with the
1 town authorities friendly court action
be taken to determine title. However,
the writer thinks the matter could be
settled by negotiation and personally
favors this method of settlement and
believes it reflects the desire of the
‘Will you please appoint a time
in the near future for a meeting to
gether of your Council and the School
Board for a thorough discussion of the
matter for the purpose of reaching an
agreement. You might think it well
to have a committee from the Council
meet with the School Board in the
meantime for an exchange of vidws;
this with the thought that it may be
helpful in effecting a settlement mu
Miss Susan Thigpen
In Recital April 7th
Assisted By Cpl. Billy
Leazer and Norman
Miss Susan Thigpen, a senior at the
Wesleyan Conservatory of Music and
School of Fine Arts in Macon, Georgia,
will play excerpts from her graduat
ing recital Tuesday evening, April 7
at 8:00 o’clock in the Edenton Metho
dist Church. IShe will be assisted by
Norman Leonard, soloist, and Cpl.
Billy Leazer, pianist.
Her program will be as follows:
In Death’s Strong Grasp The Sav
iour Lay JBach
Antiphon, 1 Dupre
(While the king aitteth at his table,
my Spikenard gendeth out the per
Sonata In G-Minor Schumann
■Capriccio—Op. 76. No. 1 Brahms
Capriccio—Op. 76, No. 2
Intermezzo—Op. 76. No. 8
Intermezzo—Op. 76. No. 4
Thou Shalt (Break Them (From
Norman Leonard, Soloist
The Maiden and the Nightin
El Vito Infante
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Iredell House Now i
For Edenton Tour
Exterior Painted and a
Picket Fence at Rear
Repairing and painting of the James
Iredell House, nationally famous as
the home of James Iredell, an Asso
ciate Justice of the Supreme Court
under George Washington, is under
way, with the front of the lovely old
home on East Church Street already
beautified by a first coat of paint.
, Members of ithe James Iredell Associa
tion and the Edenton Tea Party Chap
. ter, D.A.R., who are custodians of
the home, under ownership of the
| State of North Carolina, feel confident
that the house will be in complete
, readiness for the Pilgrimage of Co
| lonial Edenton and Countryside, to be
held on April 10th and 11th.
Members of the Iredell Association
and the D.A.R. Chapter and friends
are asked to contribute funds, if they
so desire, for the purchase of paint.
It is hoped a second coat can be ap
plied to the house and paint is also
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Entertainment In School
Friday night at 8 o’clock in the
Edenton Elementary School auditor
ium a womanless wedding will be
presented under the sponsorship of
the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Pro
' ceeds of the entertainment will go
into the church’s building fund to
build church school rooms.
The affair is expected to provide a
delightful evening’s entertainment and
it is hoped the auditorium will be fill
ed to capacity. -
1 Those who will take part in the wed
; ding are Lloyd Burton, Robert Marsh,
Chaplain J. L. ISwinson, W. T. Harry,
George I. 'Dail, Cpl. ißilly Leazer, Cor
poral Stribling, J. Edwin Bufflap, the
Rev. E. B. Edwards, Norman Leonard,
Rufus Caraway, jimmy Earnhardt,
John Goodwin, C. W. Overman, Wal
ter (Holton, Ben Perry, Hugh Thigpen,
George Thompson, John Skiles, Boots
Lassiter, ißrad Williford, Ben (Brown
ing, Jerry Downum, jimmy Ross,
‘ Charles Knox, 'Billy Moore, Robert
Earl Edwards, Dr. Richard 1 Hardin,
J. R. Dulaney, A. 18. Harless, IDr. A. F.
Downum, Jesse Harrell, the Rev.
James MacKenzie, Thomas Francis,
Milton Bunch, T. B. Williford, Ervin
Griffin, Dr. Wallace Griffffin, Robert
1 L. Pratt, Parker Helms, two “gentle
men” guests and music by “three
Fire Chief R. K. Hall announced
I Monday morning that he will be
i gin a fire inspection in the busi
ness section of Edenton beginning
the first week sh April.
Prior to this inspection Chief
Hall urges all merchants to clean
i up back of their places of busi
> ness, aa well as investigate the in
terior of their bail dings «nd re
move all fire hazards.
j?.00 Per Year.
At Meeting March 31
Citizens Urged to Take
Part In Considering
Parents and interested citizens of
Edenton are invited to attend a meet
ing in the library of Edenton Junior-
Senior High School, Tuesday evening,
March 31, at 8:00 o’clock.
At the suggestion of Gerald D.
James, principal, the Parent-Teacher
Association is sponsoring this public
discussion of the high school curricu
lum and its possible need of revision.
During the past several months the
faculty of Edenton Junior-Senior High
School has been making an intensive
study of the present curriculum.
There has been a consistent effort
to make the curriculum meet the needs
of the youth in the school and com
The public is cordially invited to
show' its interest in this important
phase of school work by its attend
ance and by taking part in the dis-
Fight Continues To
Extend Blades Street
Continuation Will Elim
inate Danger On
Members of the Blades Lumber
Company met with Town Council Wed
nesday afternoon in the interest of ex
tending Blades street through the Hal
sey Hardwood Company property
across the Norfolk Southern Railroad
-to connect with Rider’s Lane. This
street extension will allow the Blades
concern to use the road, thus taking
off Rider’s Lane a considerable
■ amount of heavy traffic.
, Rider’s Lane has been the source
of many headaches on the part of
| town officials, the Blades concern and
the Coastland Oil Company.
■ Despite no end of work on the part
of the Street Department and the
Electric & Water Department, water
lines are continually broken and the
road remains in very bad condition.
Frequently log trucks had slipped into
the ditch and loads of logs dumped
along the road, which is too narrow
for two vehicles to pass, especially in
Efforts were made to secure a strip
1 along the property owned by Dr. L. A.
i Deese in order to widen and hard
surface the road, but Dr. Deese was
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Hospital Auxiliary Is
After New Members
Interesting Meeting Is
Held In Nurses’ Home
The Chowan Hospital Auxiliary held
a very interesting meeting Friday af
ternoon in the nurses’ home.
Mrs. Martin (Wisely, president, told
how plans are shaping up for the much
needed nurses’ aid course. Miss Jewel
Graves recently imet with a group to
discuss the 'Red Cross requirements
for this course. (With Mrs. Arlene
Jackson Fallis as teacher, it is hoped
that a definite date for beginning Work
can soon be announced.
Mrs. L. IS. Dyrum is heading up the
annual membership drive. Funds rais
ed in this way make a great deal of
good work possible. IShe will appre-
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Will Meet On April 3rd
Chowan County Commissioners will
hold their April meeting 'Friday morn
ing, April 3, at 10 o’clock instead of
the usual first Monday due to Easter
Monday falling on April 6.
At this meeting the Commissioners
will also be in an adjourned meeting of
a tax board oYequalizatioif and review,
when any matters concerning property
j valuation will be considered.
Orders Now Being
! Taken For Rat Poison
County Agent C. W. Overman is in
the process of taking orders for rat
bait for a rat control campaign to be
staged about April 1. Orders for bait
may be placed with canvassers in each
In event a community leader does
not contact any person by March 28,
the order should be placed at the
county "agent’s office. Orders are nofar
being taken at the office.