Volume XX.—Number 18.
Mrs. Enoch Ward
Faced With Murder
Os Young Woman
Mrs. Joyce H. Richard
son Victim of Abor
hearing” MAY 5
Defendant In Chowan
County Jail Without
Mrs. Enoch Ward, 49, is confined in
the Chowan (County Jail without bond
charged with firalt degree murder in
connection with an abortion rite Mrs.
Joyce Hudson Richardson, 20, who
died Wednesday afternoon of last
week in the Ward home. Mrs. Ward
denies the charge.
Mrs. Richardson, a native of Eden
tan, was living with her husband in
Perquimans Ooumty, and was reported
ho have gone ito the Ward home for
the abortion. According (tlo reports,
she died shortly after the illegal op
An autopsy was performed by Dr.
A. M. Stanton and Dr. «. H. Vaughan
in the presence of Coroner Hubert
Mrs. Ward is scheduled to be given
a preliminary hearing in Chowan Re
corder’s Couft Tuesday, May 5.
Mrs. RichaTd is survived by her
husband, James Richardson; her par.
eUts, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hudson; a
Son, James Richardson, Jr.; a daugh
ter, Betty Jean Richardson; a bro
ther, Ernest Hudson; twto sitters, Mrs.
Sollie West and Miss Peggy Hudson.
Funeral services were held at the
parents’ home Friday afternoon at
3:30 o’clock. Burial was in Beaver
Annual Rower Show
Proves Big Success
Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt
Winners of Rotating
The Edeiriton Woman’s Club staged
its annual flower show Thursday of
last week at the Teen-Age Club. The
judges were Mrs. H. H. Addetnibrook
of ' Norfolk, and Mrs. George Bal
lance and Mrs. J. A. Webb of Suf
,Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt won the
rotating silver bowl with her Peace
rose and Mrs. S. F. Hicks won as
second besft flower in the show with
her Indian Chief iris. Mrs. Sidney
Campen won honorable mention with
her Mcßregor (Sunset rose.
Other awards were: Horticulture
prises, blue ribbons, Mrs. T. C. By
rum, Jr., Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt,
Mbs. W. H. Cofield, Mrs. Sidney
Campen, Muriel Byrum, Mrs. J. C.
Deary, Sr., Mrs. M. L. Flynn, Mrs.
,T. C. Cross, Jr., Mrs. John Kramer.
Red ribbons, Mrs. (Sidney Campen,
Muriel Byrum, Mrs. T. C. Cross, Jr.,
Mrs. John . Kramer and Anamfnta
Arrangements prizes: Blue rib
bons, Mrs. M. L. Flynn, Mrs. (Sidney
Campen, Mrs. Jimmie Ricks. Red rib
bons, Mrs. T. B. Smith and Mrs.
'Miniature prizes: Blue ribbon,
Mrs. Martha Vaughan. Red ribbon,
Unusual, arrangement pride: Blue
ribboin, Miss Kathryn Brown.
Invitational Exhibit prizes: Blue
Grade 4, Mrs. Griffin. Red ribbons,
Frances West, Jim Fletcher, Becky
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VFW Spring Festival
Scheduled May 4-9
i. , ■
Harrison Greater Shows
Will Feature Human
W. W. Perry, Commander of Wm.
H. Coffield, Jr., Post, No. 9080, Vet
erans of Foreign Wars, announced at
the Pori’s meeting Tuesday that the
VFW annual spring festival will be
hold the week of May 4-9. The festi
val will again be held ton M. W. Jack
sen’s lot east of Edentata on Riou/te 32.
This year’s main attraction will be
Harrtoqn’s Greater Shows with various
Mods of entertainment and featuring
the (human cannon ball, which will be
THE CHOWAN HERALD
I To Record Broadcast |
One of WTAR’s and WTAR
TV’s popular announcers, Ray
Turner will record a broadcast
in the P & Q Super Market Fri
day afternoon between 3:30 and
At Camp Perry
400 Boy Scouts From 20
Troops Expected to
The camping activities committee
of the Boy Scouts* of America under
the leadership of T. F. Lowry will con
duct a joint District camporee this
week-end (May 2 and 3) at Gamp Per
ry. All Boy Scout .Trribps in Gates,
Chowan, Perqui mains, Pasquotank,
Camden, Currituck and Dare Coun
ties will participate.
This is the annual week-end camp
in which patnolis in all troops exhibit
their camping skills (bo see if they
come up to national Standards. Judges
for the camporee will be John Dig
gers, Hertford; W. T. Harry, Horace
White and C. W. Overman, Edenton;
Norman Sharmonihouse, (Ray Collier,
Raymond Sheet y, ISanford Aydlett and
J. A. Ward, Elizabeth City, and J. W.
■Troop leaders will check in their
troops at one o’clock on (Saturday.
After passing an examination and
registering, troops will divide into
patrols and hike to the camp grounds
where they will put up tents, build
the proper camping furniture, con
struct a kitchen, and prepare for a
comfortable night in the open. Special
instruction in the new method of ar
tificial respiration will he part of
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Layman Speaker At
C. E. Peckham Will Fill
Pulpit In Absence
Next Sunday the Rev. E. B Ed
wards, pastor of the Methodist Church
will begin a week’s service in Co
lumbia, S. €., in connection with the
Methodist Evangelistic Mission. Last
week the Rev. James S. Edwards of
Easley, S. C., filled the local pulpit.
In Mr. Edwards’ absence next Sun
day morning the pulpit will be filled
by C. E. Peckham, a layman from
Plymouth. Gerald James will be In
charge of the service!
Tea Planned In Honor
Miss Rebecca Colwell
The Chowan Council will hold a tea
at the Chowan Community Building
Wednesday afternoon. May '6, from 3
to 5 o’clock in honor of Miss Rebecca
Among those invited are the Coun
ty Commissi onerß, all club officers and
members, (home agents of the 26th
district, Chowan High and Rocky Hock
Central School faculties, Miss Ruth
Tucker, Farm Agent and Assistant,
Assistant Agent Miss Biggerstaff,
Mre. Verona Langford, Eastern dis
trict agent and'Mre. iSadie Hoskins.
Class Will Observe
Its 25th Anniversary
Members of the Young Woman’s
Bible Class of the Edenton Baptist
Church will celebrate the 25th anni
versary of' .the clans at Its meeting
to Ibe held at the church Tuesday
night, May 6, at 7 o’clock. A buffet
supper will be served. All meknberf
are especially urged so" attend this
"Edenton^Chowan County,North Carolina, Thursday, Apri130,1953.
Mrs. Evelyn Jackson
Is Chosen As New
BPW Club President
Two Candidates Speak
At Meeting Thursday
Mrs. Evelyn Jackson will head up
the Edenton Business and Profession
al Women’s Club,as president follow
ing the election of new officers Thurs
day night in the Hotel Joseph Hewtes
clubroom. She will succeed Mrs
Annie Mills -at installation of officers
in May. Mrs. Corie B. White will con
duct the. ceremonies.
( Other officers elected were Mrs.
Laura Ferguson, first vice president;
Mrs. Nora Boyce, second vice presi
dent; Mrs. Bertha Bunch, treasurer;
Mrs. Leon Leary, recording secretary,
and Mrs. Emma Perkins, correspond
■Mrs. Annie Mills, president, presid
ed at the meeting and a program on
“Health and (Safety,” was conducted
by Miss Jessie Byrum, chairman. Two
interesting films on safety, “A Closed
Book,” and “Losing to Win,” Were
shown by Patrolman Mack Rogerson.
MrS Nora Boyce read an article on
J. Edwin Bufflap and George Alma
Byrum, candidates for councilman-at
large, in the forthcoming election,
made brief talks before the club. They
were introduced by Mis. Josie Ruth
Carr, State Chairman of public af
Mrs. Corie B. White, on behalf of
the BPW Club, prestented a going
away gift to Miss Rebecca Colwell,
Chowan County Home Demonstration
Agent, as 'a token of “our love and
high esteem.” Miss Colwll, who will
soon be leaving Edenton to accept a
home agent position in Craven County,
was instrumental in organizing the
Edenton Club and served as its first
president. Under her capable guid
ance she brought the club through try
ing days of inexperience into what is
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Lions Minstrel Cast
For Help In Stag
The Edenton Lions Club had as its
guests at the regular meeting Mon
day night the members of thle minstrel
cast who were not members of the
Lions Club. J. Clarence Leary, who
was chairman of the minstrel, express
ed his appreciation to thle guests for
their help in staging the event.
Mr. Leary introduced the guests as
follows: Mrs. Helen Hughes, Mrs.
Mary L. Browning, Margery Thigpen,
Bill Gardner, Shirley Winslow, Betty
Rowell, Madlyn Russell, Frances
Boyce, Norman Leonard, Gene (Saun
ders, Mike Malone, Francis Hicks,
Fred Byrum, Betsy Duncan, Linda
Dopnum, Arina Partin', Joan Cobb,
Clifford Overman, Evelyn Bunch, Stu
art Hollowell, Jack Evans, Britton
Byrum, Sammy Byrum and Leon Priv
ott. Members of the cast that were
(not present were Shirley Keeter, Fran
ces Bennett, Juanita Bennett and
The guests provided a very enter
taining program for the Lions. The
Three Notes isang “Your Cheating
Heart”, Norman 'Leonard sang “Old
Kentucky. Homte”, and the Chowan
Ramblers delighted the group with
President A. E. Jenkins called at
tention .to the election of officers to
be held next Monday night, May 4,
and requests that every member be
John Burroughs was the guests of
W. W. 'Byrum.
Speakers For Chowan
Charge Next Sunday
Due to the Methodist United (Evan
gelihjtdc Mission, the Rev. O. H. Beale,
pastor of the Chowan Charge, will
preach next (Sunday in Prosperity, S.
C. In his absence the following will
speak in his churches:
Anderson Church, near Hertford,
Johjn Jolly of Belvidere will speak. At
Bethany Church, Belvidere, J. Edward
Weeks will be the speaker. (Dr. A. F.
Downum of Edenton .will speak at-the
Center Hill Church and Robert Marsh
will speak at Evans Church on High
All services will be held next Sun
day morning alt 11 o’clock.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenifon’s Rotary Club will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
Isa the Parish House. The program
will be fa charge lot J. Edwtfn (Bufflap.
President W. T. Harry urges e*wy
6TU Members WiU
At Baptist Church
Participants In Recent
Contests Will Be '
A program of unique nature and ap
peal will be presented during the
evening worship hour the Baptist
Church, Sunday night, May 3, at 8
o’clock. At this time the Training
Union Department of the Church will
present its successful participants in
both (the Assonational and Regional
Hymn Festivals and Junior Memory
Other than the reading of the Scrip
ture lesson, by Billy Bunch, the en
tire service will be conducted by these
members of the training union. The
girls’ choir of 32 voices will sing four
of the outstanding gospel hymns
known to Christian faith and by these
renditions will show why they have
been successful in both the Associa
tiolnal and Regional Hymn Festivals
and have qualified to participate in
the (State Hymn Festivals at the
■ Baptist State Assembly this summer.
: The choir is directed by Junior BTU
Leader, Mrs. Leon G. Leary, and is
. accompanied by Hazel Elliott.
The members of the choir are as
Mary Pearl Harrell, Peggy Elliott,
Judy Elliott, Jimmy Oozzens, Millie
• Willis, Harriet Bond, Judy Israel, Vir
ginia Jones, Patricia Bunch, Priscilla
’ Bunch, Yvonne Williams, Beltsy Ash
ley, Peggy Halsey, Edna Crummey,
Rosa Hollowell, Ruth Stokely, Lfada
i Lieary, Beverly Conn, Linda Spencer,
Ann Spruill, Maxine Spruill, Janet
Bunch, Brenda Mooney, Sandra White,
Karen Hollowell, Hobbs, Peggy
, Halsey, Ann Taylor, Estelle Ferry, Es
i telle Stallings, Barbara Dail.
The Junior Memory Work Drill, a
very inspiring demonstration, will be
presented by Junior BTU Leader Mias
i Mildred Munden, who has worked with
the participants throughout the period
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Tea Party Chapter
' Host To State Group
About 25 Guests at Tea
Held at James Ire
On Friday, April 17ith, the Eden
! ton Tea Party Chapter, N. S. D. A. R.,
i as board of directors of the James Ire
i dell Association, entertained members
■ of the State Board of Conservation
■ and Development and their wives at a
tea at the James Iredell House. Ap
i proximately twenty-five members and
, their wives attended the tea, driv
, ing to Edenton for ithe afternoon from
• Elizabeth City where they were hold
i ing a three-day Conservation 'and De
■ velopmemt meeting.
The house was beautifully decorat
. ed with spring flowers, and the Chap
, tef members served refreshments
■ from the downsthirs meeting room.
. Mrs. IS. M. McMullam and Mrs. J. A.
■ Moore poured punch.
The visiting Board members were
greatly impressed with the progress
that has been made oin the James
Iredell House, 'as the following letter
from Director Georg® R. Ross dis
“Dear Mr. Harding: We are very
grateful to you and your lady asso
ciates for the nice party given to the
members of our board and employees
of the Department.
“I am so pleased with the interest
that you are taking in this project
because this is the (testing ground and
here we are developing the pattern for
State and community cooperation in
the restoration and preservation, of
our heritage. Nothing speaks with
more authority and interest to the
oncoming generations than the struc
tures and furnishings along with the
legends and stores that now make
up the folklore of our forebeara.”
Brown Concern Gives
Library Book Cases
Will Be Used Primarily
For Stormier Books Giv
en as Memorials
M. G. Brown Lumber Company re
cently presented the Shepard-Pruden
Memorial Library two book cases in I
memory of Fred P. Wood, former
president of the company.
The Wok cases to be used particular
ly for books given as memorials, were
( specially designed by Leiahd 'Plartt and
beautifully executed by the Brown
Two Contests In City
To Be Held Tuesday
Meeting of the official board of
the Methodist Church Wednesday
night, May 6, at 7:30 o’clock at
C. E. Peckham, a layman of
Plymouth will speak at the meth- ,
odist Church Sunday morning at
11 o’clock in the absence of the
pastor, the Rev. E. B. Edwards.
Woman’s Missionary Society of
the Baptist Church meets Monday
afternoon. May 4, at 4 o’clock at
Chowan Council of Home Dem
onstration Clubs will honor Miss
Rebecca Colwell at a tea Wednes
day afternoon, May 6, from 3 to
5 o’clock in the Chowan Communi
BTU members will conduct ser
vice at Baptist Church Sunday
night at 8 o’clock.
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F„
6 A. M., meets tonight (Thurs.
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Rev. John W. Privott
Will Preach Twice In
Rocky Hock Church
Native of Chowan Now
Outstanding In Texas
The Rev. John W' Privott, a native
of Chowan County, will preach at
Rocky Hock Baptirt Church Sunday,
May 3rd and 10th. Mr. PrivoKtt is
a former member of the Rocky Hock
Church and ait the present time he is
completing his Studies at the South
western Baptist Theological Seminary,
at Fort Worth, Texas. At the same
time, he has been pastor of the Blue
Ridge Baptist Church of Hamilton,
Texas; secretary of the Executive
Board of Hamilton County Baptist
Association; Training Union Director
of that association; member of the
Executive Board of District 16 in
Texas; and a member of the Program
Committee of the association.
Mr. Privott’s parents, Mr. and Mns.
Clyde Privott, live on Route one,
The public is invited ito these ser
Seniors On Trip To
Group of About 35 Visit
ing Many Points of
Wednesday morning bright and
early about 35 members of ithe senior
class of Edenton Junior-ISbnior High
School left by chartered bus for Wash
ington, D. C. The- group is expect
ed to return (Sunday afternoon.
Accompanying (the seniors as chap
erones were Mr. and Mrs. West Leary,
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hicks, Mrs.
Ralph Blades and N. J. George.
While on the tour the group will 1
visit Mt. Vernon, National Airport,
Glen Echo Amusement Park, Bureau
of Printing and Engraving, Pan
American Union, ISmiithlsomian Insti
tute, National Museum, Supreme
Court Building, Capitol Building,
Washington Mbnu merit, Zoological
Park, cruise down the Ploltomac, Jef
ferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial,
Lee’s Mansion, Tomb of Unknown
Soldier, Washington Cathedral, Pen
tagon, and FBI headquarters.
Three Edenton Women
On European Tour
Mrs. Clara Presoon, Mrs. Emily
Badham and Mrs. Ernest Leary are
now in Europe, where they are en
joying a tour which will be climaxed
by attending the coronation of Queen :
(Elizabeth oh June 3. The loteal trio i
left Edenton April 115, going to New
York, where they joined about 40
others who comprise the group on the <
TB ASSOCIATION MEETS
Board members of the Ddstriqt Tu
berculosis Association attended the
finrt meeting Wdnesday, April 29, at
7:45 P. M., in Ithe cafeteria of the 1
Hertford Grammar (School.
After the buafae** (theta KM *
dutch coffee hour sponsored by Mrs.
W. A. Cherry, president of She PTA
$2.00 Per Year.
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Race Develops For Of
fice of Treasurer and
Two Veteran Officials
Competing In Race
With Friday of lart week being the
deadline for candidates to file in the
Town election next Tuesday, May sth
two contests have developed. The con
tested offices are for Treasurer and
R. E. Leary, for 28% years Town
Clerk until he resigned in 1949, filed
as a candidate for Treasurer, oppos
ing W. H. Gardner, incumbent, who
has served in that capacity many
In the contest for Councilmen-at
large there are three candidates for
the two 9eats. Incumbents W. J.
Yates and J. Edwin Bufflap have fil
ed for re-election and a newcomer in
the political field is George Alma
Byrum, who is the third candidate.
There will be no other contests for
office in the election, so that U H.
Haskett will succeed (himself as May
or and the following Councilmen will
return to office:
First Ward—J. Clarence Leary.
Second Ward—Graham Byrum.
Third Ward—John Mitchener.
Fourth Ward—Clyde Hollowell.
The three members of the Board
of Public Works, J. H. Conger, Dr. J.
A. Powell and Ralph Parrish, will
succeed themselves without opposition.
Registrars for the four wards are
First Ward, J. J. Long; ISecond
Ward, Miss Sallie Jones; Third Ward,
Mrs. John Burton Harrison; Fourth
Ward, Mrs. W. W. Porter. First
Ward voters will cart their ballots at
'the Municipal Building. Voting for
the second Ward will be at the Court
House. The polling place for the
Third Ward is W. H. Parrish’s (Store
and for the Fourth Ward at the
Polls will be open from 6:30 A. M.,
to 6:30 P. M. Eastern (Standard Time.
Chapter Os Eastern
Star Is Organized
34 Members Sign Thurs
day Night as Charter
At a meeting held in the Court
House Thursday night of last week a
Chapter of the (Eastern Star, Woman’s
branch of the Masonic Lodge, was or
ganized. At the meeting, 24 women
and 10 men paid the initiation fee and
will be charter members of the or
ganization, with several more expect
ed to sign.
The group voted ,to name the or
ganization the Edenton Chapter of the
Eastern Star and adopted tentative
by-laws which call for meetings to
be held the first and third Monday
nights in each rriomth.
Officers were voted upon by secret
ballot aind, isent to iState headquar
ters, from where the first list of offi
cers will be announced.
C. C. Winslow, District Deputy
Grand Patron, presided over the meet
ing and was very well pleased with
the interest shown.
W. W. Perry Succeeds
James Basnight as
New officer® of the William H. Cof
field, Jr., Prist 9280, Veterans of For
eign Wars, were installed Tuesday
night, April 7, at the port home by
District Commander Elmer Brothers,
Officers installed were W. W. Per
ry, Commander; W. D. Harris, Senior
Vice Commander; Merrill Perry, Jun
ior Vice Commander; Jlohn H. Oliver,
Jr., Quarter-master, Hehry Quinn,
Advocate; W. C. Keeter, Chaplain;
Curtis Twiddy, surgeon; John L. Par
rish, Trustee; T. E. Parker, Jr., Ad
After the installation all members
were served a buffet supper, which
was enjoyed by all.