Volume XX.—Number 19.
bned Forces Day '
W« Be Observed
At Base May tttti
Air Show Feature of
Celebration; Base to
Be Open to Public
National Armed Force* Day will be
celebrated at the Marine Corps Air
Station, Auxiliary Landing Field,
Bdesn/bon, Saturday, May 116.
An air show, with Marine planes
and pilots of ALF, Edenton parWcfipat
ing, will be the main event of the
day. Panther jet fighter planes and
propellor driven lOodaair fighter planes
will perform iln the air show In ad
dition, an impressive fly-over of sev
eral planes' in formation will take
Several different types and sizes of
aircraft will be On display for close
observation. Refreshments will be on
sale abd#rd the Air Station for the
convenience Os the visitors.
There will be open-gate /throughout
the day for civilian personnel who
wish ho take part in celebrating Nat
ional Armed Forces Day with other
millions of Americans throughout the'
Maynard H. Mangum
Will Preach Sunday
At Baptist Church
The Rev. R. N. Carroll
At Southern Baptist
In the absence of the pastor, the
Rev. R. N. Carroll, who is attending
the (Southern Baptist Convention in
Houston., Texas, the pulpit of the /Bap
tist Church will be filled Sunday, May
10, by a seminary stddem/fc, Maynard
Henry Mangum. Mr. Mangum will
preach .both at the morning and the
evening worship hours.
Having entered the Southeastern
Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake
Foresit, N. C., at the beginning lof the
second semester, Mr. Mangum is pre
paring for the ministry Only a few
•months ago he returned from Korea j
after completing Ris second assign-,
menit with the U. S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Mangum hails from Hickory, N.
0., where he is a member of the First
Baptist Church. Between bis two per
iods of dpty with the Marines, he
held the position of choir director aind
assistant pastor of the East Hickory
Baptist Church. Mr. Mangum Is mar
ried and has a daughter of 4 year®.
. The order of the services for Sun
day is: (Sunday >School at 9:46, morn
ing worship at 11, training union at
6:45 and evening worship at 8 o’clock.
The public is cordially invited lt)o at
tend these services.
Earnhardt is Elected
Golf Club President
Club Decides to Reduce
. Monthly Dues From
SIO.OO to $6.00
At a meeting lof (the Edenton Golf
Club held Tuesday night Jimmy Earn
hardt was elected president to succeed
J. P. Partin. Other officers elected
were Nathan Dail, secretary-treasurer,
and directors, Geddes Potter, Hector
Lujffou, Gibson Brickie and J. P. Par
An encouraging report was present
ed by Gibson Brickie, retiring secre
tary-treasurer, which showed that for
the first tame since its organization
the club is out lof defat.
* At /the meeting it waia decided to re
duce the monthly dues from $lO to
$6.00 in order to attract new mem
bers into the club..
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E. W. SPIRES TO RETURN HOME
Friends will be pleased to know
that Cleric of Court; E. W, Spires will
return home from the Norfolk General
Hospital (this week-end.»- Mr Spires
was in serious condition, but he il
now much improved.
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: Vs. M. WILKINS IN hospital
; Fiends will regret to learn that
Walter M. Wilkins is a patient in
Chowan Hdspftal. Mr. Willems’ con
dition was more encouraging Wednes
day of this week.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
EdentwnV Rdtary Club will meet
; ithas <Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
in ,tfae Parish House. President IW. T.
Harry asks every Rotarian bo be pres
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Next vMt ot Red Cross blood,
mobile will be Thursday, May 11,
at Edenton armory. Quota will
be 15* Plata.
St. Paul’s Woman’s Auxiliary
meets this (Thursday afternoon at
4 o’clock in tbe Parish House.
Annual open house program at
White Oak Consolidated,, School
Sunday afternoon, May 10, at 3
Band concert tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Elemen
tary School auditorium.
PTA meets Tuesday night, May
12 in the High School Library at
Young Men’s Bible Class of the
Baptist Church will hold annual
fish fry Friday night at the Eden
ton armory at 6:30 o’clock.
Dog vaccination campaign now
in progress and ends June 1-
National Armed Forces Day
celebrated at Edenton Auxiliary
Landing Field Saturday, May 16.
Civilians ipvited to attend. i
Second tour of State Society of
County and Local Historians on
Sunday, May 10, includes a num
ber of Chowan points of interest.
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.,
& A. M., meets tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
, Senior Music Club recital in
school auditorium Thursday night,
May 7, at 8 o’clock.
Lions Club meets Monday night
at 7 o’clock.
VFW meets in Boat’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Chowan Tribe of Red Men meet
Monday night at 8 o’clock.
Edenton Rotary Club meets this
(Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
in the Parish House.
New Home Agent
For Chowan County
Succeeds Miss Rebecca
Colwell, Who Will Go
-To Graven County
(Chowan County Oammissionerg on
Monday were introduced Do Mrs. Imo
gene Oochran, who will succeed Miss
Rebecca Golwell as Chiowam ICouWty’s
| homo agent. .Mrs. Cochran will begin
her new duties in Chowan July I.
Mill Cochran is a native of Pifts
boro in Chatham Couirtty. IShe is a
graduate lof Appalachian State Teach
ers College and taught home econom
ics (two years. For the past .three
years .she has (been assistant home
agenft in Surry County.
MHtss Colwell will resign June H, af
ter which she will accept "the position
as home agent in Graven Ooiunty. She
wag present when Mrs. Oochran was
introduced to the Commissioners, who
wore warm in It3i«ir praise for /the work
done by her during her 18 yeans in
Chowan County. A representative of
the State Extension Service also
I highly praised Miss Colwell, as well
as Must Ofdhran.
Between the time Miss Colwell
, leaves, June 1, and Mrs. Cochran
takes over, July 1, the Edenton office
i will be in charge of .the assistant
Telephone Operators On
Program For Rotarians
Botarians at their meeting Thurs
day had an opportunity fbo have many
queStkma answered regarding com
plaints quite frequently heard albout
local telephone Service. Miss Doro
thy Buffiap and Mrs. Van Pierce, two
fcefephlome operators, wtee poreseWt at
tire meeting, saying they oould en
lighten ithe Rotairians better by an
swering questions, so .that the entire
program, which proved very interest
ing,-wag deviated to answering (num
erous questions asked by the Roftar
ialnis, most: of which had /to do with
deflay i|n service.
.The club enjoyed an almost perfect
attendance, with /three visitors, Fred
Howland of Titusville, Pa, W. A. Step
ben of Raleigh and R. H. KennaJn of
Young Men’s Bible Class
Fish Fry Friday Night
tV Young Men’s Bible Glass of
the Baptist Church will hold fits an
imal Hah fry at li» Edenton armory
Friday night a* 6:30 o’clock. Lloyd
E. Griffin It teacher of thttr class and
,th« (firth fry will be the faarg«St to be
All members of the class ahd Jtheir
wives are invited Ije attend.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, NO. 7, A. F., t
A. M., will meet tonight (Thursday) in
the Court Bouse at « o’clock. C. T.
Gatffln. «f the lodge, urges
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 7,1953
Edenton’s Vote In Tuesday’s Election"]
First Second Thud Fourth
Ward Ward Wand Ward Total
L. H. Haskett 137 118 123 87 465
W.H. Gardner 108 91 103 50 352
R. E. Leary 62 78 68 54 262
George Alma Byrum 119 109 126 51 405
J. Edwin Bufflap 90 90 88 65 333
W. J. Yates ..1.1... 78 90 67 71 306
Board oe Public Works: *
J. H. Conger 142 115 129 67 453
J. A. Powell 136 106 132 69 443
R. E. Parrish 129 99 132 64 424
J. Clarence Leary 149
Graham Byrum 146
J. A. Mitchener, Jr. 165
i Clyde Hollowell 109
Only One Change In
Official Family Os
Town For Two Years
George Alma Byrum Unseats W. Jordan Yates as
Councilman-at-large; W. H. Gardner Wins
Over R. E. Leary For Treasurer
• Except for one new face, the Town’s
official family will he unchanged for
the next two years. In Tuesday’s
municipal election all incumbents were
retume dto office except W. J. Yates,
Oouncil-at-llarge. In Ms place will be
George Alma Byrum, who was high
man in the race of three candidates
tor the two Councilman-at-large seats.
Mr. Byrum led both J. Edwin Huff
lap and Mr. Yates with a vote of 405.
Bufflap, second in the race, polled 333
voltes and Yates followed with 306
Mr. By rum, who made his debut in
local politics, conducted a powerful
campaign and led in every ward ex
cept the Fourth Ward, where Yates
was high man with 71 vote®. His
biggest vote was in toe Third Ward,
where he polled 126 votes. (Bufflap
and Yates were tied in the Second
Ward with 90 votes each. However,
E. J. Hobbs Elected
New Commander Os
Edw. G. Bond Post
New Group of Officers
Chosen at Meeting
E. J. Hobbs Jr., was elected Com
mander of the Ed Bond Post of the
American Legion at a meeting held
Tuesday night. Mr. Hiobbs succeeds
W. J. Yates.
Other officers elected were:
First vice commander, Edmond
Mills; second vice , commander, Clar
ence White; third vice commander,
Spec Jones; adjutant, W. A. Perry;
adjutant, Ervin Griffin; fi
nance officer, Roy Leary; historian,
Bill Harry; isergeant-ait-arms, Frank
Miller; Chaplain, the Rev. James Mac.
Kenzie; service officer, John Graham;
athletic officer, Carroll Byrum; guar
dianship officer, W. J. Yates.
Final PTA Meeting
Scheduled May 12
Interesting Program Is
Arranged By M. A.
Edenlton’s Parent-Teacher Associa
tion will meet next Tuesday night.
May 12, alt 8 o’clock in the Junior-
Sendor High School auditorium. M. A.
Hughes will be in charge of (he pro
gram and will present an jhferost&ng
Ail parents and other interested
persons are especially Urged bo at
tend this ipeeting, which trill be the
last one for the current school year.
BANK CLOSED NEXT MONDAY
This Bank of Edentoorwill be dbSed
all day next Monday, Way 11, in or
der too observe Confederate Memorial
Day. May 10,. (Sunday, is tine anni
versary, »a that the be«k will observe
the holiday on Monday, Important
banking affafat should, therefore, be
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r A- ':?V
Bufflap nosed ahead in the First and
Third Wards to gain a lead of 27 votes.
In the only other contest (W. H.
Gardner, treasurer, defeated (R. E.
Leary by 90 votes. Gardner received
352 votes as against 262 Votes for
Leary. Mr. Gardner led in every ward
except the Fourth, where Mr. Leary
led by four votes 54 to 50. Gardner’s
biggest majority was piled up in the
First and Third Wards.
The election attracted a better than
average vote, with 639 ppople going to
the polls to register their choice for
Town officials. Mayor Leroy Has
kett was given the highest Vote with
465. Next to him was J. H. Conger.
Balloting was orderly despite the
keen competition tor contested offices,
the only complaint being that the
registration books are in a deplorable
lesse Harrell New
Red Cross Blood
Next Visit of Bloodmo
bile Will Be Thurs
day, May 21
Dr. A. F. Dowinum, chairman lof the
Chowan County 'Chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross, announced early this
week that Jesse L. Harrell has been
appointed chairman of the Chowan
County blood program. Mr. Harrell
succeeds George Alma Byrum who
has been chairman for the past two
Mr. Harrell has already begun his
work ajg blood program chairman and
states that a bLoodmobile will he in
Edenlbon Thursday, May 21. As has
been the case in the past, the blood
mobdle will be at the Edewbon Armory
from 1 A. M., until 4 P. M., on that
J. R. Dulaney is recruiting chairman
for this visit of the bloodnibile and
anyone desiring to give blobd 3|a re
quested to Contact ham as soon as
possible so that appointments can be
made for all donors.
Mr. Harrell Staten (that the quota
for this visit will be 150 pints of blood
and 'he is requesting that as many new
donors as possible contact Mr. Du
laney Iso that the quota can be reach
Band Concert Planned
Tonight At 8 O’clock
Earnest Gentile, director of the Edten
ton High (School Bland, announces that
a band concert will he held tonight 1
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the El®-
mentary School auditorium.
Ajn interesting program has been
arranged an dist is hoped many will
turn out to hear the youngsters play.
Guest Speaker For
St. Paul’s Auxiliary
St Paul’* Woman’s Auxiliary will
meet In the Parish House Thursday ■
afternoon at 4 o’dlock. Mrs. William i
Gordon of Spray, N. C. f mother of
Bishop Gordon of Alaska, and Josoelyn
Gordon, Missionlary Ibo India, will be ;
guedt speaker. !
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R. E. JORDAN
Former Nags Head business
man and widely known as a TV
entertainer, Mr. Jordan is new
manager of Paul Green’s sym
phonic drama The Lost Colony,
which will open for its 13th sea
son in Waterside Theatre on Roa
noke Island at Manteo June 27.
Miss Louise 0. Coke
Plans To Resign As
Town Tax Collector
Served Loyally and Effi
ciently For Twenty
After 24 years of loyal amd efficient
service, Miss Louise Coke, Town Tax
Collector, has rtendlered her resigna
tion, which will be presented at thei
next meeting of the Town Council on)
Tuesday night, May 12.
Miss Coke’s letter of resignation is
“I hereby tender my resignation as
Collector tor the Town of Edenton to
become effective June 30, 1953, the
end lof our fiscal year.
“I appreciate the cooperation and
the courtesies Shown me by the pres
ent Board as well as (the other Boards
I have served under during the twen
ty-four years I have been wilth the
“If I can be of any assistance in,
getting my successor familiar with
ithe duties which go with the Collec
tor’s job, I will be glad Ito help in
any way I can.”
Chowan Included In
Tour Os Historians
Several Points of Inter
est Will Be Visited
Sunday, May 10
The second tour of the State So
ciety of Counity and Local Historians,
which will be held Sunday, May 10,
will include points in Chowan County.
John E. Tyler of Roxiobel, vice presi
dent of the Albemarle District, will
be in charge. Those altrtendimg will
.be asked to meet 'at the 'Court House
in Edenton at 10 A. M. A tour j>f
the historic Count House built in 1767
will be made. ~
A stop will be made at tire James
Iredell house dating from 1759. This
house was saved for posterity .through
efforts of the Edenton DAR mem
bers, and is now the property of the
On the itinerary are seven other
noted homes Four are on Albemarle
Sound. These are IStrawberry Hill,
owned by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Boyce;
Mulberry Hill, owned bv Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas B. Wood and dating from
1775; Sycamore owned bv Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Harding; Greenfield, owned
by Mrs. George C. Wood and dating
from 1762. Strawberry Hill and Mul
berry Hill are bpth Pre-Revolutionary
Three places on the Chowan River to
be visited are demerit Ha'll, dating
from 1786, owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. E. Bond; Martinique, 1752, own
ed by Mrs. William H. Winbome, and
Bandon Plantation, dating from 1790,
and owned by Mr. and Mrs. John
Delinauent Taxes Now
Go Into General Fund
Chowan County Commissioners on
Mionday adopted a rriadlution in com
pliance with House Bill 241 passed in
the recent session of the General As
'According to She resolution all de
linquent taxes collected hereafter will
go into the general fund of Chowan
$2.00 Per Year.
Women Appeal For
Full Time Assistant
County Home Agent
Delegation Appears Be
fore County Commis
Chownji County Oommdssdoners were
faced with a delegation kxf women at
their meeting Mionday which repre
sented home demonstration clubs from
every section of the county. The pur
pose of the delegation wa*s to impress
upon the Commissioners the import
ance of having a full time assistant
home agent and urging them (to do all
they could in order to secure a full
time assistant instead of lone working
The speaker tor the delegation was
Mrs. Wallace Goodwin. (She explain
ed to the Commissioners that an as-
Idistant agent does not necessarily
lighten ithe work of Ithe home agent,
saying that the assistant agent de
votes her time to 4-H Club work and
boys and girls in the rural section.
IShe pointed out unsatisfactory condi
tions existing under the part time set
up when the assistant agent is (obliged
to work in Chowan and Perquimans
Mrs. Goodwin said Chowan County,
though one of the smallest, ig listed
among the moat progressive counties
in the state. She said a full (time as
sistant agent would cause (no hardship
on the county in that only about SBOO
more Would have to be appropriated
frOm county funds.
The Oommiasioners informed the
ladies that they will give the matter
seriouis thought and see what oould
be done by the June meeting of the
Wbonen included in the delegation
were: Mrs. Maebelle P. Winslow
Mrs. Art Bush, Mlrs. W. H. Saunders’,
Mrs. J. O. Skinner, Mrs. Bristow Per.
ry, Mm. George W. Smith, Must I. E.
Halsey, J r ., Mrs. R. H. Hollowell, Mrs.
18. P. Monds, Mrs. H. T. Hollowell,
Mrs. Wallace Goodwin, Mra. T. L.
Ward and Mrs. Herbert H. Lane.
Jesse L Harrell Is
New Officers Named at
Meeting- Held Mon
Jesse L. Harrell was elected presi
dent of the Edenton Lions Club at
the regular meeting of the club Mon
day night. Harrell Succeeds A. E.
Jenkins and will be installed the last
meeting night in June.
Other officers elected at the meet
ing are: First vice president, Guy
O. H'obbs; Second rice president, Carey
A. Phillips; Third rice president, Er
nest Ward, Jr.; Lion Tamer, John
Goodwin; Tail Twtoter, T. B. Willi
ford; secretary-treasurer, W. J. Tay
lor; pianist, Earl Harrell; chorister,
J. Clarence Leary; two year-directors,
J. R. Dulaney and Aubrey Turbeville.
W. W. Byrum and J. Clarence Leary
still have one year of a two-year term
to serve as directors.
Seniors Return From
Trip To Washington
Thirty-four members of the Senior
Class at the Edenton Junior-Senior
High School returned home by char
tered bus Saturday afternoon, from
Washington, D. €., where they enjoy
ed a tour of the nation's capital
I.n Ithe group were Lynn Boswell,
Bobby Bunch, Freddie By rum, Pete
Dail, John Dobson. John Foxwell, Rill
Gardner, Allen Harless, Francis Hicks.
Jasper H'olrmes, Fred Lassiter, Ted
Lassiter, A1 Owens, Ray Tolley, Jua
nita Alexander, Vivian Alexander,
Helen Boswell, Kitty Campen, Linda
Downum, Betsy Duncan, Thomissa
Goodin an. Marian Goodwin, Ann Haw
kins, Barbara Hollowell, Shirley (Reef
er, Barbara Leary, Sharon Lupton,
Margaret Miller, Legion Owens, Billie
Russell, Charlotte Small, Margery
Thigpen and Anne White.
The group was accompanied by Mr.
and Mm. R. W. Leary, Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Hick®, Mrs. Ralph Blades and
N. J. George.
Sheriff J. A. Bunch reported to the
County Commissioners Monday that
1962 taxes collected in April amount
ed to $11,934.40. Total 1952 taxes
odllected to date amount to $157,-
AIKEN GETS CONTRACT
Chowan County Commissioners on
Mkmday awarded the contract to audit
the county’s funds and books for the
fiscal year. The .price for the audit
will he 1600.