Volume XX.—Number 32.
Town Tax Rate Cut From $1.35 To $1.30
Joint Meeting Os Boy
Scouts Will Be Held
In Edenton August 10
Officers of New Albe
marle District Will
Scouting In Action Fairs
Also Included In Boy
The combined East and West Albe
marle Districts, Boy Scouts of Amer
ica, will hold a joint meeting Monday
night, August 10, at 7 o’clock at the
home of Hubert Williford on West
Albemarle Street. This will be a din
ner meeting held for the purpose to
hear a report of the nominating com
mittee for officers for the new Albe
marle District which includes the sev
en Northeastern Counties east of Cho
wan River hnd north. of Albemarle
In the future the district committee
will hold a dinner meeting each sec
ond Monday night in the month, with
the meeting to alternate in each coun
ty in the district.
At the Edenton meeting Monday
night plans will be lined up for the
fall program, which will include a
seven-county Boy Scout picnic for
Scouts and their families and Scout
leaders. The picnic will be held at
Camp Perry near New Hope on a date
to be decided at the meeting.
Also to be considered at the meet
ing is an emergency mobilization of
Boy Scouts in conjunction with the
national civil defense program. The
mobilization will be conducted by the
commissioners’ staff, of which C. W.
Overman of Edenton is a member.
A Scouting in action fair is also
planned to be held October 16 and 17,
with one fair to be conducted in Eden
ton and one in Elizabeth City. At
these fairs will be a public display of j
various Scout activities.
The proposed district meetings are
open to all Scouts and it is hoped
many will attend. --
Rocky Hock Fourth
In Tidewater League
Wins Two Games Play
ed at Gatesville Sun
Rocky Hock’s baseball team wound
up the regular season in the Tidewa
ter League Sunday by taking both
games in a doubleheader with Gates
ville. The games were played in
Gatesville before a large crowd of
Rocky Hock wound up the season
in fourth place, although Hobbsville
with still a few more games to play
has a chance to go into fourth place
and participate in the playoff series,
which will begin Saturday.
In Sunday’s first game Rocky Hock
won 6-0 with Edgar Ray White on
the mound. White’s record for the
season is seven victories and two de
feats to hold the best average for
pitchers in the league during the sea
son. He allowed only four scattered
hits and only one man got as far as
Harvey Lilly was on the mound for
Gatesville and was touched for 11 hits.
Ray Jordan led the attack with a per
fect day at bat, getting four hits out
of four trips to the plate.
In the second game Rocky Hock
won by a score of 9 to 2. Tommy
Reeves was on the mound for Rocky
Hock and allowed only six hits. Jesse
Baines, Gatesville moundsman, gave
up 13 hits with Elbert Bunch leading
with three hits out of four times at
* This league standings as of Mon
day of this week follows:
W L Pet.
Gatesville 19 9 .678
Weeksville NAS 18 10 .671
Weeksville I____l6 13 .636
Rocky Hock 16 16 .600
Hobbsville „_l2 14 .461
63 JAILED IN JULY
Chowan County's jail was a right
popular place during July, when 63
persons were locked up. Confinements
ranged from one to 31 days, with the
cost, including jail and turnkey fees,
together with telephone bill, soap and
THE CHOWAN HERALD.
Chowan County Commissioners
at their meeting Monday made
their final review of the 1953-54 (
\ budget. No complaints had been
registered since it was approved,
so that the budget was officially
The County tax rate for the
year will be $1.53 per SIOO prop
erty valuation, the same as last
Pays Official Visit
To Edenton Club
P. D. Midgett Holds As
sembly and Speaks at
District Governor P. D. Midgett of
Englehard made an official visit to the (
Edenton Rotary Club at last Thurs
day’s meeting. Aside from speaking
at the meeting Governor Midgett pre
sided over a club assembly when vari
ous Rotary activities were discussed j
and plans made for carrying on the
In his remarks Mr. Midgett briefly
received the beginning of Rotary and
its gradual growth, declaring that
this progress comes about because of
Rotary’s purpose to help others. He
emphasized the importance of the Ro
tary Foundation by which students of
. foreign lands come to the United
(States and learn the American way
of life. This plan, he said, plays a
significant part in world affairs by 1
bringing about unity and a better un
Vandals Do Damage
At Local Playgroundj
Police Ordered to Keep |
Close Watch to Catch | j
Guilty Parties 1
Mrs. N. J. George, chairman of the 1
Playground Committee of the Eden- *
ton Woman’s Club, sponsors of the
playground on Hicks Field, was up in
arms Tuesday morning. Sometime
during Monday night and on previous
occasions vandals deliberately broke
benches on the playground and dam
aged some of the children’s equip- 1
Mrs. George, as well as Mrs. Bill I
Wilkins, playgrounds supervisor, have
reported the vandalism to the police, a
who are of the opinion the damage t
is being done by teen-agers at night. 1
Chief of Police George I. Dail has <
given orders to his, patrolmen to keep 1
a close watch on the playgrounds in s
order to apprehend the guilty parties, j
Revival Wl Be Held I
At Tapi Ctardi
Series of Meeting’s Will
. Start Sunday Night,
1 August 16
Revival serviced will begin at the
Yeopim Baptist Church Sunday, Au
gust Hj, and continue through Satur
day, August 22.
.The preacher for the series of meet
ings will be the Rev. Leonard H. Mil
ler, with C. W. Overman in charge of
the song services.
All services wilt begin promptly at
8 o’clock and the general public is
cordially invited to attend.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F., 3c
A. M., will hold a stated communica
tion tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock
in the lodge room in the Court House.
C. T. Griffin, matter of the lodge,
urges a full attendance.
‘Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 6,1953.
To Serve In Term
Os Superior Court
Fudge Chester Morris of
Chowan County Commissioners at
their August meeting held Monday
morning picked the names of 50 men
from the jury box who will be sum
moned to serve at the fall term of
Chowan County Superior Court which,
will begin Monday, September 14. It
will be a mixed term with Judge Ches
ter Morris of Currituck County sched
uled to preside.
Those chosen for jury duty include
Harry V. Chappell, Julius L. Hardi
son, Lyeurgus Perry, H. M. Nixon,
Carey A. Privott, W. H. Griffin, Lon
nie Bunch, T. R. Hollowell, Robert H.
Kennan, Joseph Eugene Perry, G. G.
Chappell, Worth E. Spencer, R. L.
Williams, Louis A. Chappell, Herbert
W. Dale, Luther Lane, Muriel Byrum,
T. E. Bunch, J. H. Conger, Sr., Hen
derson E. Waff, John L. Nixon, Fred
M. Tunstall, T. Stillman Leary, Les
ter Bass, Henry Jordon, Garland H.
Asbell, Ray Byrum, Charles L. Parker,
J. C. Perry, M. P. Ashley, Luther
Bunch, McCoy Spivey, S. T. Alexan
der, C. A. Copeland, Rubie C. Byrum,
A. M. Spivey, A. H. Copeland, C. D.
Sawyer, William L. Brabble, Thurston
Stallings, Roy E. Lane, J. L. Winslow,
Jesse F. Harrell, W. T. Nixon, H. H.
Lane, Louis E. Bunch, J. Wallace
Goodwin, Jr., E. C. Bunch, Henry T.
Lane and N. E. Hollowell, Jr.
BloodmobHe Will Be
In Edenton Today
Chairman Jesse Harrell
Makes Final Appeal
Jesse Harrell, chairman of Chowan
County blood program, calls attention
to the fact that today (Thursday) is
the date set for the scheduled appear
ance of the Red Cross bloodmohile in
Edenton, and makes a last minute ap
peal for cooperation in providing blood
to help relieve suffering and save
New donors are especially urged to
join in this worthy cause as the bur
den of meeting Chowan’s quota of 150
pints has in the past fallen on a rela
tively small group of regular donors
I and to the magnificent response of the
Marines stationed at the Edenton
The bloodmohile will be stationed at
the Edenton armory from 10 A. M.,
to 4 P. M.
J. H. Allsbrook, a member of the
Edenton police force for several years
will sever his connection with the de
partment as of August 15.
Succeeding him is W. F. Miller,
who served as a patrolman at Stan
tonsburg, N. C., for eight months.
He is a married man with two chil
dren and the family will move to
Edenton as soon as living quarters are
I CIVIC CALENDAR |
Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW will
meet tonight (Thursday) at 8
o’clock in the VFW home.
Revival services at Yeopim
Baptist Church Sunday, August
16 through Saturday, August 22.
Kindergarten opens in Edenton
Elementary School Tuesday, Sep
Monday, August 10, deadline to,
purchase dog licenses, after which
time arrests will be made.
Fall term of Chowan Superior
Joint meeting of East and West
Albemarle Districts, Boy Scouts
of America will be held Monday
night, August 10, at the home of
Hubert Williford on West Albe
Center Hill Home Demonstra
tion Club picnic Thursday night,
August 6, at 6 o’clock at Harvey
Enterprise Home Demonstra
tion Club picnic Friday night, Au
gust 7, at 0 o’clock at E. L.
Red Cross Moodmobile will visit
Edenton Thursday, August 6 with
v t ’Si-
pach Perry Calls
Monday, Aug. 17th
35 Boys Are Expected to
Compete For Berths
; Ben Perry, football coach at Eden
■ ton High School announced this week j
i that he i will call the first football
practice for the coming season Mon
: day, August 17. The first practice
I, sessions will be devoted to condition
: ing purposes. After which more stren
• uous drills will he held at night.
Coach Perry faces the loss of some
of last year’s gridders, in that A]
■ Owens, Bobby Bunch, Fred Lassiter,
Ted Lassiter and Billy Gardner will
not be in the lineup due to graduation.
, However, he has a nucleus of past per
• formers around which to build his
. gridiron machine. These include Tay
, Byrum at quarterback, Sidney Cam
. pen, Ralph Hall and Chan Wilson as
: ends, Bill Bass, Milon Stilley, John
, Earl Whitson, Sonny Wright and Rob
- ert Twiddy in the backfield, with Lyn
1 Bond, Ted Wright, Bobby Whiteman,’
■ Clifford Overman, Ray Rogerson,
. Cecil Miller and other newer recruits
, competing for other berths on the
Coach Perry expects about 35 can
, didates to answer his call for prac
i The first game of the season will
, be played with Roanoke Rapids at
Open September 2
Mrs. John F. White Will
Serve as Instructor
! For Classes
A kindergarten sponsored by the
Edenton Parent-Teacher Association,
with Mrs. John F. White as instruc
tor, will open Tuesday, September 2
in the Edenton Elementary School.
New equipment and materials will
be furnished by the PTA and Eden
ton school trustees, so that the kinder
garten will be up-to-date in every re
Parents are advised, however, that
all children entering the kindergarten
are required to be immunized against
whooping cough, diphtheria and small
For further information parents are
requested to contact Mrs. John F.
White or Mrs. R. H, Vaughan.
Local Man Granted
Parole By Governor
Governor William Umstead last
week granted paroles to 22 prisoners.
Among those released were Joseph
Clifton Barnes. Barnes was serving
a 10 to 12 year sentence for second
degree murder in connection with the
death of‘Bill Smith in 1947.
He was convicted in Chowan Su
perior Court in November of 1947.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. President John Kra
mer urges every Rotarian to be pres
Chowan County’s quota being 150
pints of blood.
Supervised play at playground
10 to 12 o’clock in the morning
and 4 to 6 o’clock’ in the after
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, Improved
Order of Red Men, will meet Mon
day night at 8 o’clock.
VFW meets in Post’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Edenton'Rotary Club meets to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Annual picnic of Chowan Coun
ty’s Negro home demonstration
clubs Friday, August 28.
Negro home demonstration
clubs’ queen contest Friday, Octo
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F,
& A. M. will meet (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, De
gree of Pocahontas, will meet
Friday night at 8 o’clock in the
Red Men hall.
Proposed Budget Is
Approved By Town
||_Jaming Given j
According ro Chief of Police
George I. Dail, quite a few own
ers of dogs in Edenton have not
as yet bought dog licenses for the
fiscal year. Chief Dail stated that
, the deadline to buy these tags has
been extended to .Monday, August
10, after which time owners who
have not secured the licenses will
be subject to arrest. i
A. E. Jenkins Area
Chairman For State
; Automobile Dealers
ed By Association
A. E. Jenkins of Chas. H. Jenkins &
Co., Edenton, has accepted the ap
pointment of area chairman for the
North Carolina Automobile Dealers
Association it is announced by As
sociation President T. L. Black of
In making the announcement, Presi
dent Black indicated that Jenkins will
represent the State and National Au
tomobile Dealers Association in this
1 county during the coming year. Black
stressed the importance of this posi
tion, stating that area chairmen serve
as liaison between individual new car
and truck dealers and the Associa
' tion headquarters.
, As county chairman, Jenkins will
also head the fall membership cam-
I paign in this area for NCADA and
NADA and will participate in Area
Chairmen Day which will be held in
Raleigh in October.
Trio Os Edenton Girls;
Make Debut Sept. 11
Among 140 Scheduled to
Make Bow to Society
Three Edenton young ladies will he
among the 140 to make their official
bow to society when the Raleigh Terp
sichorean Club holds its annual ball
on Friday, September 11.
The Edenton girls are Miss Bar
bara Lee Blades, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Blades; Miss Harriett Gil
■ lingham Conger, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Conger, and Miss Sara
Kemp Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James E. Wood.
Will End This Week
Coach Ben Perry Appre
ciates Use of Marine
This week will terminate the swim-,
ming lessons which have been given'
by Coach Ben Perry at the Edenton
Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing
Field. The classes have been in pro- '
gress seven weeks, during which about
125 Ed.enton youngsters were taught
the art of swimming by Mr. Perry,
who was assisted by some of the Ma
Coach Perry is of the opinion that
the training has been very beneficial
to the youngsters and expresses his
appreciation to the Marines for al
lowing the use of the pool at the base.
E. W. SPIRES IN HOSPITAL
Clerk of Court E. W. ’Spires was
taken to Tucker Hospital in Richmond,
Va., Saturday for observation and
treatment. He expects to be a patient
four to six weeks.
MISS HURDLE IN HOSPITAL
Miss Elizabeth Hurdle. was taken
hurriedly toHhe Norfolk General Hos
pital Tuesday for observation and
*52.00 Per Year.
Little Change Made In
New Equipment Includ
ed For Street De
i Meeting in special session Monday
night. Town Council went over the
town’ proposed 1953-54 budget as pre
sented by the Finance Committee.
Very few changes were made and af
ter all estimated expenditures and
revenue were considered it was learn
ed that the town’s tax rate can he re
duced five cents on the SIOO property
The new tax rate will be $1.30 as
compared with $1.35 last year.
The budget calls for an estimated
expenditure during the fiscal year of
$124,871, which is divided as follows:
Administrative, $5,734; Police De
partment, $23,469; Fire Department,
$12,189; Street Department, $55,824;
other eypenditures, $25,805.
Estimated revenue is figured at
$125,225, coming from the following
sources: Property tax, $65,000; auto
mobile and bicycle licenses, $900;
rents, $75; tax penalties, $300; offi
cers’ fees, $2,000; parking meters, $9,-
000: beer and wine tax, $3,500; inter
est on delinquent taxes, $100; street
paving, $300; Schedule B licenses, $9,-
000; intangible tax, $4,500; Electric
& Water Department appropriation,
$10,000: miscellaneous revenue, $800;
Street Department revenue, $250; un
expended balance previous year, $6,-
000; Powell Bill monev, $12,000;
county fire protection, $500; cemetery
Most of the budgets of the various
departments show little change from
last year except the Street Depart
ment. For this department four new
pieces of equipment are proposed, a
• new truck, a new lawn mower, an as
j phalt mixer arid a new tractor with
several attachments which will in
crease the efficiency of the depart
| ment and conserve manpower.
• The proposed budget was approved
at Monday night’s meeting and ap
pears elsewhere in this issue of The
Herald. It will he open for inspec
tion at the town office for 20 days,
after which time it will be officially
adopted by Town Council.
New Surgical Unit
Arrives At Hospital
Other Improvements Al
so Made By Hospital
Just before the summer recess the
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary voted to
give a Borie electro surgical unit to
the hospital. This much needed equip
ment arrived last week and is now
available for use* The doctors are
delighted with this addition to the
surgery. Many recent memorial do
nations have helped make this pur
There have been several other im
provements made in other depart
ments also. The X-ray room has been
enlarged, fans installed in the kitch
en and a door built from the nurses’
home to the back yard.
Included in the nurses’ recreation
program was a watermelon party on
July 21, given by Mr. and Mrs. Percy
M. L. Flynn, agent for the Vir
ginian-Pilot has arranged for the
coming year to deliver ten copies daily
to the hospital for use of patients.
This schedule was made possible
through the courtesy of the follow
ing business firms: Edenton Furni
ture Company, P & Q Super Market,
Bill Perry’s Texaco Station, 8.8. H.
Motor Company, Carolina Service Sta
tion and The Bank of Edenton.
LEAVES FOR JAPAN
Warrant Officer Reuben Miller left
Saturday for Seattle, Washington,
from where he will leave for Japan.
Miller is a member of the 82nd Air
borne Division and spent a 30-day fur
lough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Miller on West Church Street, i
He will be stationed in Japan two