Volume XX.—Number 21.
Varsity Club Banquet
Attracts Over 250 On
last Monday Night
Many Sports Celebrities
On Hand To Deliver
More than 250 people, including
some 69 high, school athletes who
were special guests, attended the
Varsity Club’s fourth annual Sports
Awards banquet here last night, and
heard Murray Greason, basketball
coach’ at Wake Forest College, speak
on athletics in general in North Car
Greasom , told his audience he
thought sports in North Carolina had
come a long way and said he was
pleased to note more North, Carolina
bays are playing in North Carolina
schools now. He felt the reason for
this was the civic organizations and
people in’ the various towns and
communities who are backing sports
and giving players more inspiration
Greason said he thought basketball
could be improved ini North Carolina
and said rule changes will come
about in college ball. He advocat
ed going to professional basketball
rules to make a better college game.
Speaking on football, Greason said
be was glad to see the two-platoon
System abolished, adding it would
make it easier for the smaller high
schools and colleges. “I think it will
be much more of an honor .to win a
letter in the one-platoon, system,”
Baseball rules must change, too, if
college baseball is to survive, Greas
on stated. He would like to see
some agreement whereby profession
al ball dubs would not sign, coll ege
players to contracts until they grad
uate, or get the colleges to permit
a player to sign, a pro contract
and still play college hnW
.The speaker congratulated .the
high school coaches and players and
urged the players, “when crowned
champions, wear the crown like a
champion.” He concluded by telling
the players, “if you go to college;
iftake up your mind you’re not only
going there to play athletics but also
to get an education..” Greason was
introduced by A1 Phillips, president
of the Varsity Club, who was toast
master for the affair.
Jack Lewis, captain of the Wake
Forest fbotball team last fall, sooke
briefly to the group before making
the presentation of awards to ath
letes who participated in football.
Fred Eason, former Wake Forest
baseball great and currently a prin
cipal at Elizabeth City, did. the hon
ors in baseball. In. the absence of
Dickie Hemric, the highly touted
Wake Forest star, Coach Greason
made the presentation to athletes
who participated in’ basketball.
_ Winners of the Varsity dub’s
most outstanding player’s trophies
were Bobby Bunch, football; A1
Owens and Margery Thigpen, bas
ketball, and Fred Lassiter, baseball
Selection of warmers were made by
the athletes at the school. Gold foot
balls, basketballs and baseballs along
with awards certificates were pre
sented each athlete.
Ugliest Man Contest
Pictures of Contestants
Will Be Placed In Va
Edemton’s Rotarians have decided
to hold an" “ugHest men contest,”
plans for which were announced at
Thursday’s meeting by George Alma
Byrum, chairman of a committee in
-charge of the contest
Contestants will be picked! by this
special committee. Any member of
(hie Rotary Chib selected' as « candi
date is compelled te be a contestant,
while others in the contest through
out Ihe county will be iasfasdl to par
Pictures of the various contest
ants, which is expected to. number
about 25, will be planed in various
Stores, where votes will be cast ait
a.peimy each with the proceeds go
ing toward Rotary protects, which
.include Boy Scouts, student loan
fund and other worthy causes.
The contest is Scheduled to be
gin Thursday, May 28, and dose
Thursday, June 11.. .
The'winner of the contest will be
crowtoed .in the Taylor Theatre.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
.Unanimity Lodge, No. T, A. F., ft
■KM, wffl twld a Stilted oomnumi
cartion tonight (Thursday) ait .8
o’clock in the Court House. C. T.
Griffin, of the urgas a
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Next visit of Red Cross blood
mobile will be Thursday, May 21,
at Edenton .armory. Quota will
be 150 pints.
Unanimity Lodge; No. 7, A. F„
ft A. M., meets tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
Dog vaccination campaign now
in progress and ends Jnne 1.
Lions Chib meets Monday night
at 7 o’clock.
VPW meets in Post’s borne on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Chowan Tribe of Red Men meet
Monday night at 8 o’clock.
American Legion Auxiliary
Poppy Day trill be observed Sat
urday, May 23.
The Woman’s Missionary Un
ion of Chowan County will meet
at Ballard’s Bridge Baptist
Church Thursday, May 21, at
10 A. M.
Rotary Club’s “ugliest man
contest” May 28 to Jane 11.
B-Sharp Music Club will pre
sent Spring Recital in elemen
tary school auditorium Friday
night, May 22, at 7:30 o’clock.
Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Vet
erans of Foreign Wars, Post No.
9280, will meet tonight (Thurs
day at 8 o’clock in the new VFW
home on old Hertford Highway
at 8 o’clock.
Piano students of Mrs. Wood
Privott will render a recital on
Tuesday night, May 26, at 8
o’clock in the music room on the
ground floor of the elementary
The White Oak Consolidated
School will hold dosing exer
cises Thursday and Friday of ~
next week in the school audi
Closing exercises for Rocky
Hock School will be held Ihurs-.
day of next week in the school
auditorium at 8 o’clock.
Commencement exercises will
begin at Chowan High School
next Sunday night, May 24, at 8
o’dock in the high school audi
torium when the baccalaureate
sermon will be preached by the
Rev. John W. Privott.
Edenton BPW Club will hold a
dinner meeting at the’ Parish
House Tuesday night, May 26,
at 7:30 o’clock.
Chowan County To
Observe Poppy Day
Sat Os This Week
Appeal Made To Every
body To Help Honor
Auxiliary members will be among
the Poppy Day volunteers who will
distribute poppies here on Poppy
Day next Saturday, Mrs Jimmie
Cozzens, Poppy Chairman- of Eden
ton Unit of the Americami Legion
Auxiliary, announced today. The
poppies will be worn to honor the
nation’s war dead, and contributions
for the welfare of disabled veterans
and needy children of veterans will
All of the Auxiliary’s poppy work
ers will serve as unpaid volunteers,
with the entire amount of all contri
butions going into Auxiliary re
habilitation and child welfare funds.
They will be on the streets through
out the day offering poppies made
by disabled veterans at Veteran hos
pitals in memory of those who gave
their lives for America in the bat
tles of the World Warns and the Kor
Praising the patriotic spirit of
these women and girls, Mrs. Cozzens
“Standing on a street corner of
fering poppies to passers-by is hard,
unaccustomed work for them all, and
requires sacrifice of time and per
sonal interests. Ye* they realize that
this is nobbing compared, with the
hardships and sacrifices of Ameri
ca’s defenders whom the poppy hon
ors and aids. So they wall be smil
ing brightly as they do their pert
to help make Peppy Da<y a success,
and I am sure they will be melt by
everyone with the same patriotic
Plano Recital To Be
Presented May 26tK
Piano students of Mia Wood Pri
vott will render a recital Tuesday
night, May 26, alt 8 o’clock, in the
music room on the ground Door of
the cjeafeantaiy school.
Well?, Marian Bunch, Ann-Jenkins,
Judy Riley, Anaminta Hobbs, Jane
Dulaney, Ptttricia Waff, Frances Hoi
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Edenton, fehowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 21,1953?
Mrs. R.H. Vaughan
Again President Os
Edenton PTA Group
Association Endorses a
Request For More
At the final meeting of the school
year of the Edenton Parent-Teacher
Association held last week ini the
library of the Junior-Sendor High
School reports from the various
committees were presented, which
also included a report from Thomas
Chears, chairman of the school trus
Ghears reported on a recent meet
ing of the school board with’ the
oaunty commissioners in. which the
school board requested the appropri
ation of the 1953-54 budget of
enough money to hire three addition
al teachers for Edenton high school.
The PTA has endorsed this request
and are anxious to see the school ac
quire the needed money to perfect
the hiring of the three teachers. The
PTA and the school board are in
agreement on the need for the addi
tional faculty members ini order to
have the necessary courses so the
school can be accredited by the
Southern Association. The school is
presently under survey for that pur
pose. Should the three additional
teachers be acquired by the local
school, it would provide a public
school music teacher, long desired
by the local system.
Chears could bring no assurance
that the request would be granted
but it is the hope of the school board
and the PTA that the money can
be appropriated far this purpose.
Mrs. R. H. Vaughan, president, re
ported that a roam iS to be prepar
ed at the Elementary School far use
as a kindergarten far next year. Mrs.
John F. White has accepted the
teaching position and any inquiries
regarding the kindergarten should
be directed to her. A tuition will be
charged in as much as this is not a
regular part of the school system.
The PTA granted S6O to secure ini
tial supplies for this work.
The association approved a pro
gram of planting -for both, the high
school and elementary school camp
uses.. Nathan Dail is chairman of
this committee assisted by Mrs. C.
W. Overman,, Mrs. Lean, Leary and
Barker Helms. The group is form
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Officers Installed In
New Eastern Star
Chapter Mon. Night
High Officials Os Order
Institute Local Offi
cers of Chapter
Hugh Williamson Prince, Worthy
- Grand Patron of Dunn, assisted by
’ Mrs. Helen Bell Rimmer, Worthy
Grand Matron of Sanford, under dis
pensation issued by the Grand Chap
ter, instituted a chapter of the Order
of the Eastern Star Monday night,
May 18, at 8 o’clock, in tiie Court
The following served as officers
during the instituting ceremony:
Hugh Williamson Prince, Worthy
Grand Paitron, assisted by Mrs. Helen
Bell Rimmer, Worthy Grand Ma
tron; Mrs. Louise Winslow of Hert
ford as Grand Secretary; Mrs. An
nie Laura Mullen of South Mills as
Grand Marshal; V. J. “Bill” Spivey
of Williamston, Grand Chaplain;
Mrs. Elizabeth Cherry of Hertford,
Grand Warder; Mr. Mitchell of Ahos
kie, Grand Sentinel, and Mrs.
Blanche Twifond of Elizabeth City,
After the chapter was instituted
a Degree Team composed of mem
bers of the Eastern Star Chapters of
Hertford and South Mills very im
pressively exemplified the degrees of
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BPW Club To Hold
Dinner Meeting May 26
The Eden,ton Business and Pro
fessional Woman’s dub will hoM a
dinner meeting ait the Parish House
on Tuesday night, May 26 x at 7:30
o’clock. Installation of new officers
of tire club will -take .place at this
Mia. S. G. Mills, president of the
Club, urges all members to attend
and to please notify Mrs. W. J.
Daniels of their intentions.
AUXILIARY TO MEET
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of (he Vet
erans of Foreign Wans, Post No.
9280 will meet tonight (Thursday) at
8 o’clock-in tire new VFW home on
Hertford HUhway. All mem
bers are urged to be in attendance.
St Paul’s Church
Reports Os N. C. Federa
tion Given By Dele
gates at Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Eden
ton Woman’s dub was held at St.
Paul’s Parish House on May 13.
Reports from Mrs. W. J. P. Earn
hardt, District President; Mrs. J. H.
Conger, Jr., president of the local
club, and Miss Kathryn Brown’, vice
president, who were delegates to the
N. C. Federation of Women’s Clubs
Convention at Wrightsville Beach
were heard with great interest.
Mrs. Earnhardt reported that Dis
trict Sixteen, of which the local club
is a member, won eleven awards.
This is the greatest number of
awards won, by any district in the
N. C. Federation. The Edenton Wo
man’s Club won the Vemer Cup
which is presented “for the best
overall program of community beau
tification in North- Carolina.” This
was won for the Barker House pro
ject, and for other projects of res
toration and beautification.
'The club members feel that the
community, as a whole, should be
proud of this award. It is the di
rect result-of a splendid spirit of co
operation from the two other clubs
involved in the Barker House pro
ject: the Business and Professional
Woman’s Club and the Junior Cham
ber of Commerce, as well as the mer
chants, professional men’ and private
citizens who have supported this and
other civic enterprises undertaken
by the Woman’s Club.
Miss Kathryn Brown reported that
three other awards were won by the
The following officers were install
ed to serve for the coming year:
President, Mrs. Frank M. Holmes;
vice president, Mrs. RichaTd Good
win; secretary, Mrs. Alien F. Down
um; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
J. N. Pruden; treasurer, Mrs. W. P.
Jones, and historian, Mrs. Martin
New Officers Are
Installed For Tea
Party Chapter DAR
Mrs. W. D. Holmes Elec
ted Regent For Next
1 The Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
, N.S.D.A.R. held its regular monthly
meeting at the Iredell House Wed
nesday afternoon, May 13.
’ After yearly reports were given
by the retiring officers, the follow
ng new officers were installed: Mrs.
W. D. Holmes, Jr., regent; Mrs. J. L.
Pettus, vice regent; Mrs. Philip Me-)
Mullan, recording secretary; Mrs.
George Mack, corresponding secre
tary; Mrs. John Bond, treasurer, and
Mrs. Ralph Parrish, chaplain.
Committees were appointed by the.
, new regent.
Mrs. Fred Wood and Mrs. John
Bond were hostesses for the after
New Bleachers Being
Erected For Football
Two Sets Will Accom
ly 2,000 People
With the arrival! Hast week of foot
ball bleachers at Hicks Field, mem- (
bers of the Edenteni Street Depart
ment are now erecting them at the
same place where the old wooden '
ileachers were located and tom down 1
when they became rotten and dan* .
There are two sets of bleachers,
one for each side of the field. Those
on the south or home side axe sta
tionary, while the set on (he north
side can be easily moved from place 1
The s outbade bleachers are of ■
steel construction witfa treaty wood
seats and foot boards. They one 150
feet long with 14 tows df seats and
will easily Seat over 1500 people.
'Die other bleachers are of the
portable type and cam easily be mov
ed from place to place. Urey are
75 feet king and wilt seat approxi
mately 570 people.
Purchased from the Leavitt
Bleacher Company, Urbane, Illinois,
through their distributors, Sales As
sociates of Columbia, S. C... the
bleachers coat $6,151.44, and will be J
ready for use when the football sea- 1
eon rolls around.
Announcement was made last
week that George L. Thompson
resigned as coach and director of
physical education at the Eden
ton Junior-Senior High School.
Mr. Thompson has accepted a
similar position at the Lumber
ton High School.
Holds Final Meeting
Os Current Season
Group Delighted With
Recent Work Done On
The Auxiliary of the Chowan Hos
pital held their last meeting, before
recessing for the summer, on Fri
day, May 15, with Mrs. J. C. Leary,
House committee duties are in the
hands of the Vivian Nowell Circle
during May and ini June will be done
by the Colored Auxiliary. Mrs. E.
N. Elliott reported 35 sheets and 18
pillow cass mended in the county.
Mrs. W. J. Daniels told of an enor
mous amount of work in the sewing
room accomplished with her helpers,
Mrs. Thomas Wood, Mrs. Leroy Has
kett, Mrs. Jesse White, Mrs. T. B.
Williford and Mrs. A. S. Wiggins.
Miss Tillett is delighted with the
recent grading of the back hospital
grounds by the State Highway and
the Edenton Street Departments.
When this cleared land is grassed
in the fall it will be a great im
During the last few years the
Auxiliary has accumulated quite a
sizeable fund from special gifts and
memorial donations. It was decided
to purchase with this money a Bovie
Electrosurgicai Unit, much needed
equipment for all major and mi
nor surgical procedures. All who
have contributed to the fund will
be gratified to know that it was
spent to further the efficiency of our
Remember to make offers of
thanks or tributes to friends by
I sending money to the hospital. A
suitable card, bearing name of don
or, will be sent to the family of the
Bloodmobile Will Be
At Armoiy Today
Appeal Made For More
People to Donate a
Pint of Blood
Today (Thursday) the Red Cross
bloodmoblle will make another visit
to Edenton, when it is hoped the
county will secure its quota of 150
pints of blood.
Jesse Harrell, chairman of the
Chowan County Blood Program,
points out that substantially the
same people donated blood on previ
ous visits of the bloodmobile, and
he is appealing to others to join in
this very worthy cause.
J. R. Dulaney, recruiting chair
man, has directed a thorough cam
paign for donors with a group of
recruiters making a canvass to se
cure donors, as well as sending out
postcards in the hope that more peo
ple will sign up te donate a pint of
The bloodmobile will be stationed
at the Edenton armory and an ap
peal is issued tor more people to
cooperate in providing blood to help
relieve suffering and saving lives.
NO ROTARY MEETING TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will not
meet today (Ttrinsday) as usual.
The dub at lost week’s meeting .vot
ed to attend the Varsity Club’s an
nual sports-award banquet Monday
ntghit, which takes tire place of to
day’s rteeting. “ t
Begin At Chowan
High Sunday Night
Former Chowan Grad
uate To Deliver Mes
sage For Occasion
Commencement exercises will be
gin at Chowan High School next
Sunday night, May 24, at 8 o’clock in
the high school auditorium when the
baccalaureate sermon will be preach
ed by the Rev. John W. Privott, a
former Chowan High School grad
Class night will be observed Wed
nesday night, May 27, at 8 o’clock,
with the theme being “The Open
During the exercises the valedic
tory address will be given by Julia
Leary and the salutatory address by
Graduation exercises will be held
Friday night, May 28, at 8 o’clock in
the school auditorium when the prin
cipal address will be made by Dr.
W. C. Strickland of the Southeastern
Baptist Theological Seminary at
Wake Forest, N. C.
The program includes two num
bers by the chorus, with the Rev.
Lee A. Phillips offering the invoca
tion and pronouncing the benedic
tion. Dr. Strickland will be intro
duced by Superintendent W. J. Tay
Members of the senior class are
Marjorie Davidson* Norma Jane
Harrell, Tommy Hollowell, Melvin
Howell, Sherlon Layton, Douglas
Leary, Sarah Morris, Dearl Parks,
Shirley Parks, Stanford Perry, Ruf
us Smithson, Jr., Carolyn Wiggins,
Clyde Williams, Kermit Williams and
Marshals will be: Lorene Ash
ley, Chief; Peggy Turner, Carolyn
Spivey, Jacquelyn Bunch and Alvis
Under Bond Os $3,000
In Abortion Charge
State Accepts a Plea of
In a preliminary hearing in Cho
wan Recorder’s Court last week,
James Richardson, who was confined
in jail without bond in connection
with the death of his wife, was or
dered by Judge Marvin Wilson to
be held for the September term of
Superior Court. Bond was set at
$3,000 and Richardson was released
from jail Wednesday.
Richardson testified in the pre
liminary hearing of Mrs. Lillie Ward,
who is charged with first degree
murder as the result of the death of
Richardson’s wife after an abortion
operation. He testified that he took
his wife, Joyce Hudson Richardson,
to the home of Mrs. Ward for the
purpose of an operation, that he did
not object and had the money to pay
for the operation. Following his
testimony he was jailed without
bond on similar charges lodged
against Mrs. Ward.
At his hearing the state accepted a
plea of guilty to accessory before the
fact, which was presented by J. N.
Pruden, acting for John F. White,
who was ill. Mrs. Ward is still in
jail without bond.
W.J. Yates Speaker
At Rotary Meeting
Explains Proposed New
Fire Station For
W. J. Yates, wfeo for several years
has been vitally interested in secur
ing a new fire station far Edenton:,
was the principal speaker at the Ro
tary meeting Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Yates was introduced by Geo.
Almd Byrum, who in the recent town
ejection defeated Mr. Yates in the
councilman-at-Jorge • race. Mr. By
rum had charge of the-program.
The speaker distributed drawings
of the proposed new fire station
which 1 were looked over by the Ro
tarians. In his remarks he pointed!
out that Edenton needs a new fire
station principally due to present
crowded quartans, beofluse of con
gested traffic conditions in the busi
ness district and because a fire sta
tion should be more centrally lo
Mr. Yates referred to «*s*§>: pe
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