Vol ume XX.—NumberlT"
Plans Now Complete
For Beauty Contest
And Dance Tonight
“Miss Edenton” Will Be
; Selected From Eight
Plans have been completed for the
Edenton Junior Chamber of Commerce
dance and beauty contest which will
be held tonight (Thursday) in the
Edenton armory from 8 to 1 o’clock.
In the contest to select “Miss Eden
ton” there are eight contestants in
cluding Juanita Bennett, Frances Ben
nett, Joan Cobb, Margaret Miller,
Marietta Perry, Grace Hudson, Caro
lyn Swindell and Bebe Evans. The
Edenton winner will participate in the
contest to select “Miss North Caro
lina” which will be held at Morehead
City Friday night, July 17. The win
ner at Morehead City will represent
North Carolina inithe “Miss America”
Contest to be held at Atlantic City in
Five judges will decide who be
“Miss Edenton,” and these will be
Fred of the Elizabeth City*
Daily Advance, Bill Manning of The
Williamston Enterprise, Max Camp
bell of The Perquimans Weekly, James
Boyce, president of the Plymouth Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce and Mrs.
Beverly Engstrom. Mrs. Engstrom
was named “Miss Oregon" in 1949
and is now living at the home of Chief
of Police and Mrs. George I. Dail. She
is the wife of Sgt. Engstrom, who is
stationed at the Edenton Marine Corps
Air Station and due to her experience
in beauty contests, she will direct the
girls in thq contest.
For the dance music will be furnish
ed by Earle Zirkle and his orchestra
from Rocky Mount. The group is com
posed of professional musicians and
have played for many affairs all over
Members of the committee who have
arranged the affair is composed of J.
M. Boyce, Joe Conger, Jr., Scott Har
rell and-Pete Manning, all of whom
are anticipating a large crowd for the
beauty contest and the dance which
Hector Lupton, Jr., One
Os Graduates At UNC
Among the 1,700 students who grad
uated at the 159th commencement of
the University of North Carolina Mon
day night at 7 o’clock was Hector Lup
ton, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hector
Lupton. Young Lupton received his
B.S. degree in business administration.
Dr. Francis P. Gaines, president of
Washington and Lee University deliv
ered the commencement address in
Mr. Lupton has accepted a position
with the Fidelity Insurance Company
in Raleigh, where he is scheduled to
report on June 15.
Coach Ben Perry Nabs
Negro Peeping Tom
Edenton police on Saturday night
arrested William Holley, 16-year-old
Negro, charged with peeping in a win
dow at the home of Coach Ben Per
ry in Albemarle Court.
Mrs. George Thompson, next door
neighbor, first noticed the prowler and
notified Coach Perry, who told her he
would look around. Going around the
rear of his house, Perry surprised the
youth, who was in the act of climbing
on a chair to peep in the bath room
window, where Mrs. Perry had gone
to take a shower bath.
The youth was given some rough
treatment until the police arrived and
hauled, him off to jail.
Holley was found guilty in Record
er’s Court Tuesday morning and Judge
Marvin Wilson sentenced him to 18
months. However, due to the boy’s
age, the place of incarceration will be
Dog Quarantine In
District Now Effective
>The Board of Health resolution re
quires a quarantine of all dogs in our
Health District beginning June 1 and
ending June 15. .
.1. All dogs are to be kept on the
owners’ premises during this period.
2. Have your dog vaccinated at once
If he has not already been vaccinated
in the preseitt campaign.
8. Make certain that the dog wears
the metal tag given you by your Ra
bies Inspector. ’ »
4. Beginning June 4,'a1l stray dogs
found loose on the streets in our
Health District will be picked up and
the owners will be required to appear
■in court for breaking the quarantine.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Edenton Chapter of the Eastern
Star will meet in the Court House
Monday night at 8 o’clock. Mrs. E.
matn>n ’ *”
members w auenu.
THE CHOWAN HERALEr
, Junior Chamber of Cohtmerce
beauty pageant and dance in
Edenton armory Thursday night,
Jane 11, from 8 to 1 o’clock.
VFW meets in Pest’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock. s
Edenton Lions Club will meet
in semi-monthly session Monday
night at 7 o’clock.
Rocky Hock plays Gatesville on
the Rocky Hock diamond Satur
day afternoop at 3 o’clock.
BPW Club card party at Penel
ope Barker house Friday night,
June 12, at 8 o’clock.
Nomination of officers at the
Red Men’s Meeting Monday night.
. Rotary Club’s ugliest man con
test closes today (Thursday).
Rotary Club entertains Eden
ton’s Explorer Scouts in the Par
ish House today (Thursday) at 1
Eastern Star will meet Monday
night in the Court House at 8
j Blood Donors j
In the recent visit of the Red Cross
bloodmobile Chowan County donated
125 pints of blood with a quota of 150
pints. Jesse Harrell, chairman of the
Chowan Blood Program, this week re
leased the names of those who donat
ed a pint of blood. The names fol
Ernest C. Matoszewski, Cary G.
Russell, Irvin L. Barmore, William J.
Hensel, Joseph N. Nabors, Joseph P.
Landles, Richard Underhill, Richard
E. Varvel, Kenneth K. Woodward,
Joe Peter Ekalski, William Finch,
James C. Hall, George Krucelyak, R.
S, Funk, Elphege A. Dipieau, Eben
H. Collins, Elmer Brosy, Ronald T.
Dama, Andrew S. Lees, Roger W.
Bohl, Elbert C. Turner, Dale F. Har
ter, Norman Delachapelle, Leonard J.
Rercha, Irvin R. Armstrong, Arthur
Leman, Carl W. Dahlberg, T. W.
Ridgeway, R. F. Bomczkowski, Ed
ward McMenamin, Milton N. Lieber,
Stanley Weisman, James W. McCor
mick, Charles E. McElroy, Donald
Kugler, Bobby J. Goodloe, John L.
Rayfjeld, Joe N. Harrison, Vernard
Cooper, Robert R. Ttiggs, Joseph H.
Lane, Ramon W. Mazzi, Raymond W.
i Terry, George R. Daly, Glenn J. Mil
ler, Ronald T. Hartman, Jack Minick,
Donald G. Buck, James Fenton, James
L. Ferrell, Joe H. Allen, Paul W.
Rapp, Wilburt R. Rushton, Billy H.
Atcheson, Cecil M. J. Moore, William
C. Tompkins, John H. Newman, Peter
T. Morch, Alfred E. Faggello, Rich
ard D. McGowan, Bernard Vanßlair.
Preston Earle Cayton, Mrs. Mary
Twiddy, Kathryn Brown, Mrs. Annie
H. Spruill, Mrs. Bertie J. Cross, Mrs.
Hattie Chappell, Mrs. Elizabeth Ash
ley, Mrs. Ivar Riggle, Mrs. Anne W.
Dunning, Mrs. Ramona Mizelle, Mrs.
Vonda Lee Hall, Emogene Morgan,
Ben E. Perry, Cecil W. Fry, James
B. Stillman, Thomas C. Cross, George
J. Habit, M. Rudolph Dale, B. Frank
lin Britton, Merrill T. Perry, William
W. Perry, Herbert Hollowell, Jr.,
Miss Catherine Hill, Mrs. Patty Jor
dan, Mrs. George C. Hoskins, Mrs.
Mary Harmatuck, W. E. Bond, Sim
eon J. Phipps, R. S. Marsh, W. A.
Sexton, Mrs. Grace Wood, James E.
Byrum, C. Trot Leary, Beulah M.
Privott, H. Allison Gampen, Mrs. Sar
ah H. Boyce, John L. Foxwell,. Paul
L. Partin, Joseph W. Ryan, Mrs.
Mamie B. Quinn, Harry A. Davenport,
Gerald T. Lassiter, Cecil H. Miller,
Murray Wheeler, Mrs. Phyllis Thomas,
Mrs. Pauline Lane, Luther P. Forbes,
Holly J. Columbo, Bruce Jones, Mrs.
Beverly Engstrom, Mrs. Mollie Hollo
well, Mrs. Sara Barker, Nicholas J.
George, W. T. Elliott, Jr., Leroy Has
kett, Thomas S. Harris, Mrs. Alice
Hamilton, James Harrell, Walter E.
Mills, Mrs. Wesley Barrick, J. E. Du
laney, Mrs. Gulia Morgan, Selma Per
ry, Miss. Zona Whiteman.
Assignments Are Made
For Highway Offices
The assignment of the 14 assistant
- division engineers, the 30 of the 31
district engineers and the location of
30 of the 81 dietrict offices under the
new 14-division set-up of the State
Highway Commission was announced
Friday by Chief Highway Engineer
W. H. Rogers, Jr.
Among the assignments were the
First Division—W. N. Spruill, di
vision engineer; headquarters, Ahos
kie; J.' D. Miller, assistant division
District One —George K. Mack, dis
i trict engineer; Elizabeth City, district
’ office; Camden, Currituik, Dare,
I Gates, Pasquotank aryd Perquimans
District Two —T. C.„Liverman, dis
trict engineer; Ahoskie, district of
fice; Hertford, Bertie and Northamp
; ton counties.
i District Three—J. J. Gilbert, dis
, trict engineer; Plymouth, district of
! fice; Chowan, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell
and Washington ebunties.
"Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 11,1953.”
Woman’s Club Gives
Bulk Os Tour Profits
For Barker House
Mrs. Nelson Powell on
Program at Meeting
The June meeting of the Edenton
Woman’s Club was held at the Parish
House on Wednesday of last week.
The Program Committee presented
Miss Nelson Powell, who delighted the
club by singing several selections, ac
companied by Mrs. Jack Mooney.
The business session was highlight
ed by the decision to spend a substan
tial proportion of the profits from the
1953 Pilgrimage on the Penelope
Barker House project. The rest of
the profits to be spent in repaying
funds borrowed from the Greens Com
mittee, replacing the Floating Fund
for Tour expenses and the remainder
to be placed in the General Fund. The
club voted to contribute $25 to the
fund to buy a television set for the
Cancer Hospital at Lumberton.
The Committee Chairmen for the
year 1953-1954 are as follows: Fine
Arts, Mrs. John Kramer; American
Home and Garden, Mrs. A1 Phillips;
Ways and Means, Mrs. Murray Byrum,
co-chairman, Mrs. E. H. Wozelka;
Membership and Point System, Mrs.
Richard Goodwin; Program, Mrs. R.
D. Dixon, Jr., co-chairman, Mrs. Clar
ence Leary, Jr.; Welfare, Mrs. A. C.
Turbeville, co-chairman, Mrs. W. T.
Harry; Communications, Mrs. Wesley
Chesson, co-chairman, Mrs. J. L. Har
rell; Publicity and Yearbook, Mrs. A.J
F. Downum; Playground, Mrs. N. J.
George, co-chairman, Mrs. Ben E.
Perry; Public Affairs, Mrs. J. W. Gra
ham; International Relations, Mrs.
Speaker At Rotary
Wildlife Executive Ex
Rod Amundson of the Wildlife Re
sources Commission was the principal
speaker at last week’s Rotary meeting,
when he outlined the accomplishments
of the Commission since 1947 and
spoke about the five-point program of
the Commission. He pointed out reg
ulations, enforcement, management, >
education and research.
Mr. Amundson told the Rotarians
that the wildlife budget for the fiscal
year beginning July 1 will be $2,000,-
000, and stressed the fact this money
is not acquired by taxation. Instead,
he said, it comes from the sale of
hunting and fishing licenses, together
with some help from the federal gov
Os this amount, the speaker said,
between $600,000 and $700,000 is spent
annually for enforcement of regula
tions, and went on to pay tribute to
the state’s enforcement officers. He
said this state's enforcement officers
are as good as any in the country.
In closing his remarks Mr. Amund
son said he was of the opinion that
some day North Carolina would be the
greatest hunting and fishing state in
Mr. Amundson was introduced by
Leon Thomas, who had charge of the
Rotary Ugliest Man
' Contest Ends Friday
Edenton Rotary Club’s “ugliest man
contest” is scheduled to end Friday
and the winner will be crowned on the
Taylor Theatre stage at 9 o’clock.
Quite a few boxes have been placed at
various places with names of contest
ants printed on thd outside.
No check has been made as to how
the contestants are running, so that
the winner is very much in doubt.
The contest was planned in order to
help raise money to be used for the
various Rotary projects.
Camp At White Lake
The Future Homemakers of Ameri
ca Chapter of Edenton High School
was represented at the N. C. Future
Homemaker Camp at White Lake, N.
C., June 1-6.
The camp program consisted of
competition land and water sports,
music, dancing and arts and crafts
and leadership training. There was
also a visit to the neighboring Crystal
Beach. ' 1
Those attending wqre Misses Janis
Comer, Maxine Spruill, Mae Francis,
Mary Alice Keeter. They were ac
companied by their advisor, Miss
Chowan River Boat
Races Scheduled To
Expectations Are That
100 Boats Will Par
Definite plans are being formulat
ed for the first annual Chowan River
marathon June 21 open to all amateur
drivers with outboard motors.
The course for the marathon will be
from Colerain Beach to Winton and
return—46 nautical miles along the
beautiful Chowan River.
Trophies for first, second and third
place will be offered in each of five
classes with motor dealers in the Roa
noke-Chowan area offering the prizes.
The classes will be for 7%, 10, 16,
22 and unlimited horsepower.
It is anticipated each boat will have
to gas up twice during the trip.
All coves will be marked by float
ing buoy with flags indicating direc
tion of the course. In addition a river
pilot will accompany the take off of
the slower boats at 1 o’clock. There
1 will be from then on almost a constant
stream as the takeoff will be stagger- 1
ed according to the speed of the boats
so that all will finish about the same
time, probably about 4 o’clock.
Checkers will be at the bridge at
Winton. Two heavy duty fishing boats |
will be available to pull in any boats
that have trouble or get lost.
F. P. Hill of Colerain, spokesman
for the Chowan Racing Club which is
sponsoring, said the races would be
\ open free to spectators who can get to
’ the river bank anywhere along the
course. He said he hoped the banks
would be lined.
Expectations are that there may be
100 boats in the marathon. Already
signed up are 10 boats from Edenton,
5 from Roanoke Rapids, 2 from Ply
mouth, 10 from Aulander plus a num
ber from Windsor, Murfreesboro,
Ahoskie and other towns in eastern
North Carolina and Virginia.
Other entrants may secure informa
tion and application blanks from F. P.
Hill, Colerain; Roanoke-Chowan Good
Neighbor Club; Ahoskie; or the Ahos
kie Chamber of Commerce.
Midget League Is
Now In Operation
Recreation Program In
; eludes Adult Softball
Coach Ben Perry announced early
this week that the Midget League
baseball program for the summer will
begin on Wednesday, June 10. For the
remainder of this week the activities
will be conducted in the afternoon due
to the Bible School at the Methodist
Church. All boys, ages 7 through 12,
may report to Coach Perry on the
softball field at 2:00 on the above
Beginning Monday, June 15, facili
ties will be available for badminton,
volleyball, tennis, horseshoes and bas
ketball to any age, boys or girls.
Also to be included as part of the
summer recreation program will be an
adult night softball league. Any per
son interested in entering a team
should contact Bill Cozart or Ben
J. D. Elliott Wins
Insurance Co. Award
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Elliott will leave
Thursday morning for Virginia Beach,
where they will spend four days at
the Cavalier Hotel.
This trip was awarded Mr. Elliott
by the Home Security Life Insurance
Company for outstanding production
last year. Mr. Elliott was in fourth
place with the entire company in sales
of new life insurance and had one of
the best all around reports for the
Miss Susan Thigpen
At the annual commencement exer
cises held in Pierce Chapel, Monday
June 1, Miss Susan Thigpen, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thigpen of
Edenton, was graduated cum laude
with the Bachelor of Music degree.
Miss Thigpen majored in piano while
Explorer Scouts Guests
Os Rotarians Today
Edenton Rotarians will be hosts to
the local Explorer Scout Troop at the
regular meeting of the club this
(Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock in
teh Parish House.
President W. T. Harry urges every
Kotarian to be present
| New Command^
J. M. Basnight of Edenton was
sworn in as Commander of Dis
trict One at the State Convention
of Veterans of Foreign Wars held
last week at Nags Head. Bas
night is past commander of Wm.
H. Coffield, Jr, Post No. 9280.
A large delegation from Wm.
H. Coffield Post, No. 9280 attend
ed the encampment.
Rocky Hock Loses
Series To Shawboro
Tangle With Gatesville,
League Leaders, Sat
Rocky Hock, holding on to third
place in the Carolina Tidewater Lea
gue, lost two of three games played
over the week-end with Shawboro.
In Shawboro Saturday afternoon
Rocky Hock’s ace pitcher, Edgar Ray
White, won his third victory without a
defeat when he allowed only seven
I scattered hits. At the same time his 1
teammates collected 10 hits off Zench
and Gregory, Zench, who pitched
three no-hitters for Griggs High
School this year, was knocked out of
1 the box in the fifth inning.
Elbert Bunch led the Rocky Hock
attack with three hits out of five trips
to the plate.
On the Rocky Hock diamond Sun
day afternoon Shawboro won both
games of a doubleheader by scores of
2 to 1 and 4 to 3.
Buddy Long started for Rocky
Hock, but gave way to Tommy Hollo
well. Stanford Perry led at bat with
two hits out of three times at bat.
In the second game Tommy Hollo
well started on the mound for Rocky
Hock, but was relieved by Stan Perry,
who later gave way to Willard Wil
Harrell Gregory, a left-handed hurl
er, pitched both games for Shawboro,
as well as the last five innings Sat
urday afternoon, making a total of 21
innings pitched over the week-end. The
leading hitter for Rocky Hock was
Willard Wilson, who made two hits
out of five chances.
Next Saturday Rocky Hock is sched
uled to meet the league leading Gates
ville team on the Rocky Hock dia
mond. The game will start at 3
The schedule of home games during
the remainder of the season follows:
June 13—Gatesville at Rocky Hock. I
June 21—Weeksville at Rocky Hock. *
June 27—Hobbsville at Rocky Hock.
July 4—Weeksville NAF at Rocky
July 12—Shawboro at Rocky Hock.
July 18—Gatesville at Rocky Hock.
July 26—Weeksville at Rocky Hock.
BPW Club Card Party
To Be Held Friday Night
The Edenton Business and Profes
sional Women’s Club will stage a card
party in the Barker Community House
Friday night, June 12, beginning at 8
Those attending the affair who wish
to participate in entertainment other
than playing cards are asked to bring
their own games. Refreshments will
be served at the conclusion of the
Proceeds from the party will go to
wards the Penelope Barker project,
and it is hoped a large crowd will be
on hand for this worthy cause.
Monk Raines Is Now
Pitching For Hickory
John (Monk) Raines, idol of the
former Edenton Colonials, is now on
the pitching staff of the Hickory Club
in the North State League. Gas
house Parker, former Colonial Skip
per, is managing the Hickory Club,
and Tom Inge, former Colonial third
baseman, is also covering the hot corn
er for Hickory.
Raines lost his first game by a 2-0
count, but came back to win two suc
FRED ASHLEY APPOINTED
WEIGHT. STATION OPERATOR
Fred Ashley, who for about four
years has been employed by J. M.
Vail, this week was appointed a
weight station operator for the North
Carolina Department of Motor Ve
Mr. Ashley was instructed by A.
M. Gilbert, director, to report to C.
E. Payne, supervisor of Weight Sta
tion No. 1 at Hertford on Monday,
June 15, where he will be stationed.
ON BUYING TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. George Privott left
Sunday for New York City, where
they are buying a stock of latest mer
chandise for their new store, which
will be soon opened at the corner of
Broad and King Streets, formerly oc
cupied by the P * Q Food Center.
$2.00 Per Year.
Official Family For
Next Two Years
Town Council Organized
At Meeting Tuesday
Town Council was reorganized at
the June meeting held Tuesday night,
with very little change in the official
J: Clarence Leary was again ap
pointed as Mayor pro-tem and J. Ed
win Bufflap was re-named Street Com
missioner for the next two years.
The Finance Committee again in
cludes J. Clarence Bfeary and John
One change was made on the Parks
and Playgrounds Committee. George
Alma Byrum replaces W. J. Yates,
with Graham Byrum and Clyde Hol
lowell the other two members.
R. K. Hall was reappointed fire
chief, building inspector and dock
master, and W. J. Yates was reap
pointed assistant fire chief.
J. N. Pruden was reappointed Town
Attorney and George I. Dail was also
reappointed Chief of Police.
Ernest Ward, Jr., was reappointed
as Town Clerk.
A radical change was made in the
town office due to the resignation of
Miss Louise Coke as tax collector. The
Councilmen accepted her resignation
with regret and gfter considering the
vacancy at some length it was decided
not to employ a tax collector but rath
er delegate the duties of tax collec
tor to Town Clerk Ward and Miss
Celia Spivey, who was appointed as
sistant town clerk. Under this plan
the town clerk was authorized to em
ploy an extra assistant if and when
he and Miss Spivey find they have
more work than they can do. It is also
the purpose to train an assistant who
can be called upon when either one is
obliged to be out x>f the office.
A considerable amount of business
was transacted at the meeting, al
though the meeting adjourned about
George Twiddy made a request to
fill a ditch back of a lot he purchased
in North Edenton, but no action was
taken until an investigation is made
by the Street Commissioner.
j J. Clarence Leary and Mayor Has
kett reported on the Rider’s Lane pro
ject, but were awaiting information
from the State Highway Commission
relative to taking over a road less
than 60 feet wide. Rider’s Lane is
j only 18 feet wide; if the Town pur
| chases 10 feet from Dr. L. A. Deese
the right-of-way will be only 28 feet
R. N. Hines reported having confer
red with M. W. Jackson relative to a
systematic plan of Mr. Jackson’s prop
erty in anticipation of the town pro
viding water, lights and sewerage. The
clerk was instructed to confer with
the League of Municipalities relative
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In Belk-Tyler*s Sale
J. R. Dulajiey, manager of the Eden
ton Belk-Tyler Store, on Tuesday an
nounced the seven winners in the Belk-
Tyler old-fashioned bargain day sale
which was held .the last three days of
Mr. Dulaney is very well pleased
with the success of the sale, and ex
pressed his pleasure in awarding sev
en prizes amounting to SIOO in cash.
The winners were as follows:
Ist—lnez Modlin, $50.00.
2nd—P res to n Elliott, Hertford,
Route 2, $20.00.
3rd—Miss Morris, Route 1, Eden
4th—Leon Byrum, Route 3, Edenton,
sth—Gurney Harrell, Route 3, Eden
6th—Mrs. Louis Francis, Route 3,
7th—Lenc Sessoms, $5.00.
RED MEN WILL NOMINATE
OFFICERS MONDAY NIGHT
Chowan Tribe of Red Men will nom
inate officers for the six-month term
beginning July 1 at next Monday
night’s meeting. The nomination will
remain open for two weeks, when of
ficers will be elected.
C. C. Wiggins, sachem of the tribe,
urges all members to make a special
effort to attend.
LIONS MEETING MONDAY—^
Edenton’s Lions Club will meet
Monday night at 7 o’clock. The club
during the summer months meets
every first and third Monday nights,
so that President A. E. Jenkins urges
every member to attend.
FIREMEN CALLED OUT
Edenton firemen werp called out
about 4:30 Thursday afternoon when
a fire developed at the Bowers Con
struction Company headquarters at
the north, end of Chowan River bridge.
An air compressor was burned as well
as a quantity of gasoline. Damage
was estimated at about SIOO.