Voluftfe x£.—Number 16.
Draws More People
Than Previous Ones
Tour Claimed Wonder
ful Success From All
Woman’s Club Extends
Thanks to All Who In
Any Way Helped
With the exception of a few 'April
showers Friday morning, ideal weath
er prevailed for the third Pilgrimage
of Colonial Edenton and Countryside,
Friday, and Saturday, April It) and 11.
The tour, sponsored by the Edenton
Woman’s Club, was a complete suc
cess from every viewpoint and mem
bers of the club say that a larger
number of visitors registered at this
year’s pilgrimage than at the first
From the registration cards it was
learned that visitors attended from
24 states, including (North Carolina,
Virginia, Pennsylvania, California,
Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware,
Maine, New York, Arkansas, Georgia,
[Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, ,
Tennessee, New Jersey, lowa, Nebras
ka, Rhode Island, Ohio, Massachusetts, !
the District of Columbia, Honolulu,
and the Dominion of Canada. A cas
ual look at the cards showed visitors
from such towns and cities as Bridge
viUe, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Thiusa,
Oklahoma; Nashville and Memphis,
Tennessee; Dubuque, Iowa; Norfolk,
Nebraska; Red IBank, N. J.; 'South
port, Conn.; Pawtuckett, R. I.; Ash- .
tabula, Ohio* Fairhaven, Mass.; Dover,
Del.; Boston, Mass.; Ontario, Canada;
as well as many others. On one regis
tration card a visitor wrote, “This
family comes every year. Would like
to bring a group next year.”
The comments from the visitors
were varied, and in every instance '
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fight Local Girls
Compete For Entry
In Potato Festival
Winner Will Make Bid
For “Miss Albemarle
Eight of Edenten’s attractive young
ladies -will compete for the title of
“Miss Chowan Counity” to participate
in the beauty queen contest to be held
in Connection with the Albemarle Po
tato Festival in Elizabeth City.
The local contest will be held in the
Taylor Theatre 'Saturday night at 7:30
o’clock with the following (Edenton
girls competing: Anna Partin, Betty
(Rowell, Shirley Keeter, Sharon Lup
tom, Betsy Duncan, Kitty dampen,
(Linda Downum and Crystal Haste.
Contestants may still enter Itihe con
test and for information they should
contact Joe Conger, Ur.
The winner as~“Miss Chowan Coun
ty” will be awarded a day’s visit to
the Cavalier Hotel at Virginia Beach
as guest of the management, lunch
on board “Queen of Bermuda” as
guest of the D. S. Travel Agency, and
will receive a dress, nylon hose, Mid- ,
night perfume and costume jewelry.
The young lady who will be named
“Miss Albemarle Potato Queen” will
be given an all expense 7-day cruise
to Nassau as guest of the U. S. Tra- .
vel Agency, an all expense 7-day va
cation ait Hotel (Nags Header as guest
of the management, a 17-inoh Fhilco t
television, a 21-jewel Elgin gold
watch, a Youth Craft suit, a complete
wmgdrebe, costume (jewelry and per
fume. •' •»
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Baptist Revival In
Progress This Week
Revival services are in progress at
the Edenton [Baptist Church this week
and will terminate Sunday night. The
pastor, tire Rev. JR. N. Carroll, is
preaching during the. meeting, which
is attracting targe crowds.
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The l&iesf; contrlhuthm tl $22.75
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
| Chowan High Winner |
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y? '/£ t, > fll
. PEGGY PERRY
With five participating, Peggy
Perry won the Building World
Peace speaking contest held at
Chowan High School Wednesday
of last week.
Peggy Perry Wins
At Chowan High
Peace Key Presented By
Miss Elizabeth Moore
For Woman’s Glib
Peggy Perry was adjudged the win
ner in the “Building World Peace”
speaking contest held,at Chowan High
School Wednesday, April 8. This is
the second year the contest has been
held at the school and is sponsored by
the Edenton Woman’s Club.
Those speaking on the subject
“Building World Peace: What Have
Been the Achievements and What Are
the Prospects of the United Nations ?”
included Mary Sue Elliott, Fred Day
ton, Jackie Morris, (Shirley Parks and
The judges were Miss Elizabeth
V. Moore, E. !S. White and Mrs. Mar
Miss Elizabeth Moore of the Wo
man’s Club presented the peace key
to Peggy Perry, the winner. Mrs. J.
H. Conger, Jr., president of the Eden
ton Woman’s Club, was also present
for the “Key Presentation.”
500 Anticipated To
Eat Meals In Barker
House OnApril 25tti
Three Gubs Now Busy
Edenton’s Business and Professional
Woman’s Club, the Junior Chamber of
Commerce and Edenttxm Woman's Club
are hard at work making preparations
for 'SOO people they hope twill attend
the cold plate luncheon and supper in
the Penelope Barker house Saturday,
'Everyone is urged to purchase a
ticket fpr one of the meals, as the
money is badly needed to continue
work on the house. AH members of
the three clubs have tickets to sell and
are urged to complete their sales at
an early date.
Anyone desiring to have plates de
livered at home may contact Mrs. R.
J. Boyce, phone 057, or Mrs. John
Burton Harrison, phone 176-iW, or a
member of any of the three dubs. A
deadline of Wednesday is set for calls
where deliveries are to be made. 1
The committee in charge of this
project is composed of Mrs. Percy
Smith, Mrs. IR. J. Boyce, Mrs. John
Burton Harrison, Ben Twine and Paul 1
Partin. They urge all members to '
please help if called upon.
Gtowan Ramblers At
Rocky Hock Tonight
The Chowan Ramblers will present
a program at the Rocky Hock Central
School tonight '(Thursday) at 8 ,
o’clock. • Members of the group are
Jade Evans, Leon Privott, Stuart Hoi- i
loweil, Sammy Byrum and Britton By-
In connection with the show, cakes
and candy Witt ha sold. The public
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, April 16,1953.
In Chowan’s Drive
For Cancer Funds
Group Will Try to Col
lect Quota Which
Mrs. Jamte M. Bond, Commander
of the 1953 Cancer Crusade, announces
that a house to house canvass for con
tributions began Monday of this week
and lists the local canvassers as fol
North Edenton—Kathryn Oozart
and Dorris Boyce.
Morris Circle —Mae Ward’ and Mary
Pembroke Circle—Marion Downum.
Albemarle Court —Virginia Thomp
Chowan Ridge Road—Grace ißyrum
and Jean McClenney.
Suffolk Highway—Frances Cope
Broad Street—'Grace Sawyer, Clyde
Wozelka, Nell (Wood and Marion
Water Street—Katherine Goodwin.
King Street—Ruth Phillips and Bet
Church Street—Martha Leary and
Queen Street—Pet Goodwin, Laura
Satterfield and Helen Pruden.
Gale Street—Elizabeth Lupton.
Albemarle Street—Gerry Williford
and Georgia Hines.
Blount Street—(Dorothy Graham.
Mosely Streefc-JElizabeth Dayton
and Mollie Wisely.
Granville Street— Hazel Harrison
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Mission Begins In
The Rev. James S. Ed
wards Os South Caro
lina Will Preach
The United Evangelistic Mission will
be held in the Edenton Methodist
Church April 19 to 26, with the first
preaching service scheduled for 10
o’clock 'Sunday morning. April 19.
This evangelistic mission is being held
over the southeastern states in Metho
dist churches at approximately the
Methodist ministers in the North
Carolina Conference will go en masse
to South Carolina Methodist church
es on May.l to begin a mission in
each charge on May 3.
Inactive members will be visited and
invited to come hack to church, and
prospective members are invited and
will be visited by two laymen to se
cure their commitment to Christ and
Every member of the Edenton
church is urged to come out to the
mission, especially the first service.
Special music will be arranged for
each service, and only evening services
will he held.
The visiting preacher at the Edenton
church will be the Rev. James S. Ed
wards, pastor of the First Metho
dist Church'at Easley, S. C. He is a
minister of a church of about 500
members. He attended and graduat
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( Present Operetta
Thursday, April 23
About 250 Youngsters
Take Part In “Over
The Garden Wall”
“Over the Garden Wall,” a two-act
musical operetta, will be presented by
tiie Primary Department of the Eden
ton Elementary School Thursday
irigttt, April 123, l»t 8 o’clock in the
About 250 children will Ibake part
in the operetta, the proceeds of which
will go toward. paying for a piano,
so that H is hoped the auditorium will
be filled to capacity.
Hospital Auxiliary Will
'Meet Friday Afternoon
The regular meeting of the Chowan
Hospital Auxiliary will be held Fri
day afternoon at 3 o’clock in the
nurses’ home. - A feature of the meet
ing: twiH be a musical program by Cpl.
Billy Dearer, after which a tea will
lire.‘Martin Wisely, president of
the Auxiliary, urges all members to be
Local 6TU Members
Qualify For Finals
In State Contest
Edenton Group Number
ed 56 at Ahoskie Dis
After successful participation in the
Association Hymn Festival and Junior
Memory Drill, Edenton Baptist Train
ing Union Members attended the an
nual Training Union Convention, for
the First District, in Ahoskie, April
10x11, and were successful in qualify
ing for the State Tournament this
summer at the Baptist State Assem
The Edenton Girls’ Choir was one
of the two choirs to represent the
Chowan Association in the District
Convention Hymn Festival. The oth
er Chowan choir was from the Beulah
Church in Sunbury. Janet Bunch, Lin
da Leary and Edwin Bynum were the
three Edenton Juniors to be declared
winners along with thirteen others.
The Rocky Hock Church had eight
successful participants in this group
and the Ahoskie Church had' five.
This qualifies (these young training
union members for participation in the
State Junior Memory Drill and the
State Hymn Festival at the 'State Sum
It will be recalled that the Edenton
Training Union iwas represented in
last year’s 'State Hymn Festival and
State Memory Drill. The Edenton
group, with 56 persons present, was
the largest individual group attending
the District Convention in Ahoskie.
Mrs. W.D. Holmes, Jr.
New Regent Os Tea
Party Chapter, D.A.R.
New Group of Officers
Will Be Installed at
At the regular April meeting of the'
Edenton Tea Party Chapter, NSDAR,
held at the James Iredell house Wed
nesday of last week, the following
new officers were elected, to take
office at the May meeting, for a two
Regent—Mrs. W. D. Holmes, Jr.
Vice-Regent—Mrs. J. L. Pettus.
Secretary—'Mrs. Philip McMullan.
Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. Geo
Treasurer—Mrs. John Bond.
Registrar—Mrs. Lloyd Griffin.
(Continued on Page Five)
VFW Square Dance
On Saturday Night
Music By Smiling Bill
And His Carolina
Willi&m Coffield, Jr., Port, No.
9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars, twill
sponsor a square dance in the VFW
home on the old Hertford highway
Saturday night, April 18. The dance
will begin at 9 o’clock, during which
some round dance numbers also will
Music for the dance will be furnish
ed by Smiling Bill and his Carolina
'Swing Billies. This is a group of pro
fessional musicians known as the Ra
dio Playboys, so .that good music for
the dance is assured.
The general public is cordially in
vited to attend the dance and VFW
members guarantee all a very good
Chowan Charge Will
Hold Revival April'l9-26
The Rev. Julius F. Campbell, of
Walhalla, iS. C., will be ithe visiting
minister in the churches of the Cho
wan Charge, at Anderson, (Bethany,
Center Hill and Evans, during revival
services to be conducted starting Sun
day, April 19 and continuing through
April 26, it was announced today by
the Rev. C. H. Beale, pastor.
The services, held in connection with
Methodist Churches Evangelistic Mis
sion, will start each night at 8 o’clock.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend the services.
Legion Auxiliary Will
Meet Tuesday Night
The American Legion Auxiliary
will meet Tuesday night, April 121,, at
8 o’clock at the Legion hut. Mrs. J.
L. Ohestnutt, president, urges all
members to be present, as there will
be election of officers.
Is OfficiMy Called
For Tuesday, May 5
[ Mission Speaker ]
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REV. JAMES S. EDWARDS
! Coming to Edenton for a week,
the Rev. James S. Edwards of
Easley, S. C, will preach in the
i Methodist .Church during the
i United Evangelistic Mission April
And Development To
i Open Session Today
Group Will Be Enter
-1 tained at Tea In Ire
dell House Friday
The spring meeting of the State
Board of Conservation and Develop
ment will open at Elizabeth City to
day (Thursday) for a three-day ses
, Public hearings will be held on com
■ mercial fishing matters and on a pro
; posal of an Alabama concern for a
! lease to dredge for dead oyster shells
• in portions of Albemarle and Currituck
Sounds. The hearings will begin at
10 A. M., on April 16 in the Pasquo
tank County Court House. Propon
ents and opponents of the dredging
proposal will be given two hours to
make known their views. Members
of the State Wildlife (Resources 'Com
mission will attend the hearing as
guests of the C. and D. board.
Mrs. Inglis Fletcher, Edenton au
thoress and historian, will be the prin
cipal speaker at a dinner to be given
in honor of the board members by the
Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce
1 at the Virginia Dare Hotel at 7 P. M.,
. April 16. Wade Marr, Elizabeth City
businessman, will he master of cere-
I On Friday afternoon the board will
go to Edenton for a tea at 4:30 P. M.,
as guests of the Edenton Tea Party
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. The tea will be
. given in the James Iredell House, once
l the home Os James 'lredell, who served
r as State attorney general from 1779
, (Continued on Page Eight)
Flower Show Will
Be Held In Teen Age
Club On April 23rd
i Annual Affair Sponsor
ed By the Edenton
[ Woman’s Gub
Edenton Woman’s Club will hold its
annual flower show Thursday, April
23 in the Teen Age Club room, which
is located in the Elementary School
-Entries will be accepted between the
hours of 8:30 A M., and 11:80 A. M.
Doors will dose promptly at 11:30.
The dhow will be open to the public
at 2 P. M., and will remain open until
9 o’clock in the evening.
Those who will be unable to get
their entries to the Teen Age Club on
Thursday morning are asked to call
Mrs. 'Tommy Cross, Jr., phone 326-W,
and they will be picked up.
Judges for the show will be Mrs.
. George Baltence, Jr., and Mrs. J. C.
' Webb of Suffolk, Va., and Mrs. H. H.
r Addenbrook of Norfolk.
: Visitors will be Invited to enjoy
. iced punch and cookies. Voluntary
I contributions may be made at the
l door in the form of a silver offer
$2.00 Per Year.
Option Given For Fran
chise to Operate Bus
Line In Edenton
W. J. Yates Presents a
Sketch of Proposed
With a full schedule of business,
Town Council at) its meeting Tuesday
night officially called a municipal elec
tion to be held Tuesday, May 5. In
the election the following will be
Mayor, Treasurer, a Councilman
from each of the four wards, two
Co'uncilmen-at-large and three mem
bers for the Board of Public Works.
At the meeting David Holton re
quested an option of 90 days on a
franchise to operate a bug line in
Edenton. Mr. Holton expressed the
opinion that a need exists for a bus
line and that it will be a step forward
in the progress of the town.
Harrison Spruill again appeared be
fore the 'Council, complaining about
the condition of Rider’s Lane. It was
pointed out to Mr. 'Spruill that ef
forts are now under - way to cross the
Norfolk Southern railroad at the Hal
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Thos. Shepard Voted
President Os Jaycees
New Officers Elected at
Meeting Held Thurs
At the meeting of the Edenton
Junior Chamber of 'Commerce held
Thursday night in the Triangle Res
taurant. Thomas Shepard' was elected
president, succeeding Scott Harrell.
Other officers elected were: J. M.
Boyce, vice president; A1 Wall, secre
tary; Murray Byrum, treasurer, and
George Alma Byrum, State director.
Directors elected included Pete
Manning for a one-year term and Joe
Conger, Gilliam Wood and Ralph Out
law for two years. These, together
with Luther Parks, J. D. Elliott, Scott
Harrell, retiring president, and George
Alma Byrum, State director, comprise
the board of directors:
These officers will be installed the
fourth Thursday night in May at a
meeting ,to be held in the VFW build
Election of officers at the Am
erican Legion Auxiliary meeting
in the Legion hut Tuesday night,
April 21, at 8 o’clock.
Regular meeting of the Chowan
Hospital Auxiliary Friday after
noon at 3 o’clock in the nurses’
Chowan Ramblers present pro
gram tonight (Thursday)) at 8
o’clock at the Rocky Hock Cen
Contest in Taylor Theatre Sat
urday night at 8:30 to select
“Miss Chowan County” to com
pete in the Albemarle Potato
Festival in Elizabeth City.
VFW square dance in VIEW
home Saturday night, starting at
State Board of Conservation
and Development entertained by
Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
D.A.R., this (Thursday) after
noon at 4:30 o’clock in the James
United Evangelistic Mission
will be held at the Methodist
Church April 19 to 26. The Rev.
James 8. Edwards of Easley,
S. C., will be the preacher.
Revival services in the Edenton
Baptist Church the remainder of
this week. ]
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.
& A. M., meets tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in th Court
Rotarians entertain 4-H Club
boys who participated fin the 1952
peanut growing contest and their
fathers in the Parish House to
night (Thursday) at 7 o’clock.
Edenton 'Woman’s Chib trill
stage annual flower show in the
Teen Age Club room Thursday,
April 23, from 2 P. M. to 9 P. M.
Chowanoke Council, No. 54,
Degree of Pocahontas, meets Fri
day night at 8 o’clock In the Red.
Men halL |
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