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Volume XX.—Number 40.
$72,000,000 Bond Issue Election Saturday
Edenton Tea Party Chapter Will!
Be Hostess At District Meeting
'Annual Session Begins
In Court House at
Mrs. G. A. Kernadle,
State Regent, Princi
Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
N.S.D.A.R., will be hostess for the an
nual meeting of the Eighth District
which will be held in the Chowan
County Court House Friday morning,
beginning at 10:30 o’clock. The prin
cipal address for the occasion will be
made by Mrs. G. A. Kernadle of Bur
lington, State Regent.
Mrs. William L. Goodwyn of Cedar
Lane, Tarboro, district director will
preside over the meeting. Mrs. Good
wyn is a past regent of the Miles
Harvey Chapter at Tarboro, a past
State Chairman of Ellis Island, past
State Chairman of Transportation,
and has served on national committees
in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. W. J. Eason, also of Tarboro,
is secretary and treasurer of the
Eighth District. She is at present
regent of the Miles Harvey Chapter
Among others expected to attend
the meeting are State Regent Mrs.
G. A. Kernadle of Burlington; Mrs.
J. M. Massey, State vice regent of
Charlotte, as well as other State offi
cers, State Chairmen, honorary State
regents and representatives from
chapters at Elizabeth City, Farmville,
Goldsboro, Halifax, Mount Olive,
Rocky Mount, Scotland Neck, Snow
Hill, Tarboro, Washington and Wil
Mrs. William D. Holmes, Jr., is re
gent of the Edenton Tea Party Chap
ter and announces the following pro
Mrs. W. L. Goodwyn, district direc
Call to order, Mrs. W. L. Good
(Continued on Page Five)
Woman’s Club Wins
Several High Honors
At District Meeting
Return Home With Four
Awards as Well as
By Evelyn G. Leary
Winning of awards and prizes seem
to have become a habit with the Eden
ton Woman’s Club. Members of the
organization who attended the annual
meeting of the 16th District of Wo
man’s Club at Moyock, N. C., last
week Were very proud to return home
with four awards along with other
members of the club receiving honors.
This is not the first time the local
aggregation has brought home the
The Edenton Club won the coveted
Corbell Cup, which is presented to the
club which did the best work in com
munity beautification during the year.
(Continued on Page Eight)
Cancer Clinic Will
Be Held On Friday
Registration Begins at
12:45 at Elizabeth City
The Northeastern Cancer Clinic will
be Jield Friday, October 2 in Elizabeth
City at the Health Center with regis
tration beginning at 12:45. The only
limitation is one of age women
should be 35 or more and men 40 or
over unless referred by a doctor or
unless one of the "Seven Danger Sig
nals” or “Symptoms” is present.
The examination is of-4he five areas
of the body where cancer is most eas
ily found and cured. All attending
should bring a wrapper or house coat.
f Chowan Council,- No. 54, Degree of
Pocahontas, will meet Friday night at
8 o’clock in the Red Men hall. Mrs.
Virginia Barfield, Pocahontas, re
ouests all members to be Present.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
[TOP RANKING DISTRICT D.A.R. OFFICERS]
MRS. WILLIAM L. GOODWYN
Pictured at left above is Mrs. William L. Goodwyn of Tarboro,
director of the Eighth District, National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution, who will preside over the annual district meet
ing to be held in the Court House Friday. At right is Mrs. W. J.
Eason, also of Tarboro, who is secretary and treasurer of the Eighth
District. State Regent Mrs. G. A. Kernadle of Burlington will
make the principal address at the meeting.
For Chowan County
Fair October 26-31
Showing This Year on
Legion Property on
BIGGER AND BETTER
More Room For Fair as
Well as Parking Au
Plans are rapidly shaping up for
the American Legion Fair which is
scheduled to be held on the Legion
property on the Windsor highway
two miles from Edenton October 26-
31. Willis McClenney is again serv
ing as manager of the fair, while Jor
dan Yates is president and R. E.
Leary, secretary and treasurer.
Mr. McClenney states that prepa
rations are in progress for the big
gest and most successful fair since
the American Legion’s first fair four
years ago. A new exhibit building
has been erected on the Legion prop
erty and a livestock building will also
be provided. Plenty of parking space
will be available, where several thous
and cars can be accommodated.
Ample space will be provided for
farm machinery exhibits, agricultural
exhibits, livestock, merchants’ dis
plays and a safety program, with the
Legion Post giving prizes.
On the midway will be the Penn
Premier Shows, which is the largest
truck show on earth. The outfit ap
peared at the State Fair in Raleigh
three successive years and includes
shows of various kinds as well as
other entertainment. A feature of the
midway attraction will be Billy Out
ten, who will dive from the top of a
110-foot ladder into a tank of wa
The premium list has been print
ed and given wide distribution, and
applications fores tries will be receiv
ed at the office of the manager any
time until October 26, with the excep
tion of livestock, poultry and booths
which must be made before 6 P. M.,
(■•Continued on Page Eight)
$lB7 Raised In County
For Relief Os Greeks
Dr. A. F. Downum, chairman of the
Chowan~County Chapter of the Amer
ican Red Cross, reported early this
week that $lB7 had been raised in
Chowan County for relief of unfortu
nate Greeks who were victims in re
Ernest Kehayes was chairman of
the committee to raise funds for the
stricken people and he, as well as
Dr. Downum, express their thanks and
appreciation to all who made contri
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 1,1953.
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MRS. W. J. EASON
Eighth District meeting of the
DAR will be held in the Court
1 House Friday, October 2, start- •
" ing at 10:3) A. M.
, Statewide election on $72,000,- i
' 000 bond issue Saturday, October
BPW Club thrift sale Friday
Saturday, October 2 and 3 at j
Penelope Barker house.
VFW Auxiliary meets tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the
“The Old Ship of Zion” pageant
at Kadesh A.M.E. Zion Church
Friday night at 8 o’clock.
“Open House” observed Mon
day night, October 5, at James
Iredell House at 8 o’clock.
Edenton Aces play Chowan Col
lege freshmen on Hicks Field
Friday night at 8 o’clock.
Cancer clinic for district at
Elizabeth City Health Center
Friday with registrations begin
ning at 12:45 P. M.
Young Woman’s Bible Class of
Baptist Church meets Tuesday
night at the church at 8 o’clock.
Woman’s Missionary Society of
the Baptist Church will meet
Monday afternoon, October 5, at
3:30 o’clock at the church.
Chowan County Commissioners
will meet Monday morning at 10
o’clock in the Court House.
VFW square dance in post’s
hall Saturday night from 9 to
i 12 o’clock.
i VFW barbecue chicken dinner
at VFW home Saturday afternoon
from 5:30 to 8 o’clock.
Edenton PTA drive for mem
bers* October 5 through October
“Fabulous Follies of Fifty
three” in Elementary School au
ditorium Friday night, November
Lions Club Wltite Cane Sale
October 5 through October 10.
A week’s revival service will
('Continued on Page Eighlt)
Hot Demonstration At
Quinn Furniture Co.
Quinn Furniture Company announc- :
es a hot demonstration by a factory
representative at its store today !
(Thursday) and Friday from 9 A. M., 1
to 4:30 P. M. This will be a demon
stration on a Siegler oil heater, to 1
which the public is cordially invited. <
COMMISSIONERS MEET i
Chowan County Commissioners will 1
hold their October meeting Monday 1
morning in the Court House at 10 i a
For Garment Factory
Locating In Edenton
New York Owners Sat
isfied After Visit
BELL HERE, TOO
Group Discusses Manual
Training Course In
Prospects for a northern garment
factory locating in Edenton brighten
ed last week when the New York
owners of the concern visited Edenton.
After a survey they were frank in
saying they were very favorably im
A visit was made to the employ
ment office to survey the labor sit
uation, which was satisfactory. They
were also taken to the Elementary
School, where permission has been
given to operate a pilot plant in the
basement and a conference was held
with Gerald James, principal of the
Junior-Senior High School relative to
inaugurating manual training in the
(Continued On Page Four!
Will Be Presented
Friday, November 6
Show Sponsored By Jay
cees, BPW Club and
Sponsored by the Edenton Business
and Professional Woman’s Club, the
Junior Chamber of Commerce and the
Edenton Woman’s Club, “Fabulous
Follies of Fifty-three” will be pre
sented in the Edenton Elementary
School auditorium Friday night, No
All local talent will participate in
| the entertainment and at the first
! meeting of the east held Monday night
about 75 people were in attendance.
The show was written and will be
directed by Mrs. Frank M. Holmes
and the technical staff includes the
Sets and lighting—J. M. Boyce.
Props—Luther Parks and Mrs. Rob
ert B. Smith.
Choreography—Mrs. John Kramer.
Advertising—Miss Evelyn Leary.
White Cane Sale WR
Be Held October 5-10
3,700 Were Helped Last
Year From White
Preparations have been completed
by the Edenton Lions Club for the
White Cane sale to be held in Eden
ton and Chowan County from Octo
ber 5 the 10th.
The lives of 3,700 blind persons
were enriched and made more joyous
by the success of last year’s White
Cane Drive. Each year this communi
ty is given an opportunity to cooper
ate and participate in the White Cane
Drive and to join the North Carolina
State Association for the Blind in its
efforts to Help the Blind Help Them
The White Cane Drive is sponsored
by the more than 300 Lions Clubs of
the State and their more than 14,000
members. The North Carolina State
Association for the Blind was organ
ized by Lions of this State in 1934.
It is a non-profit, lay group entirely
supported by the once-a-year White
Cane Drive. The reason for its or
ganization and the purpose of its ex
istence is work for the blind on a
Jesse L. Harrell, president of the
Edenton Lions Club, stated that one
third of the collections from the
White Cane Sale will be spent right
here in Chowan County and that the
other part will be sent to the North
Carolina State Association to be used
in state-wide work. The Lions of
Edenton will start their White Cane
Drive on October 5, and will give allj
an opportunity to join the North Car-j
olina State Association for the Blind. 1
Lists Advantages To
County If Favorable
| PTA Drive _]
Announcement was made this
week that October 5 through Oc
tober 10 will be observed in Eden
ton as membership drive week.
Every person interested in open
ing the door to a better future for
children will certainly be interest
ed in joining the Parent-Teacher
Association. All are urged to
join, participate and observe.
“Open House” To Be
Observed Oct sth At
James Iredell House
People of Edenton and
Chowan County In
vited to Attend
Citizens of Edenton and Chowan
County, and everyone interested in the
historic old James Iredell house are
cordially invited to attend an open
house to be held at the James Iredell
house on the night of October 5, at 8
o’clock. At that time the celebration
of the 203rd anniversary of James j
Iredell’s birth will be sponsored by the
James Iredell Tea Party Chapter, Na
tional Society Daughters of the Amer
It is hoped that many who have not
seen this beautiful example of co
lonial architecture will take the op
portunity of visiting the place at this
time. The home is of especial im
portance to everyone interested in our
American heritage. The distinguished
career of James Iredell is known to all
students of history. The famous Mar
cus letters which had so much to do
with the signing of the Constitution
were written in this house. Another
point of historical interest is that As
sociate Justice James Wilson, signer
of the Declaration of Independence
for Pennsylvania, visited the Iredell
family and died in the home.
Officers of the James Iredell His
torical Association are: President,
Grayson Harding; vice presidents,
Mi's. Inglis Fletcher, Mrs. J. N. Pru
den, Mrs. John A. Kramer, and Mrs.
S. M. McMullan; secretary, Mrs. P.
S. McMullan; corresponding secretary,
Mrs. George Mack; treasurer, Mrs. T.
B. Smith. The directors of the Asso
ciation are the members of the Eden
ton Tea Party Chapter, NSDAR.
VFW Sells About 100
Garbage Cans In Sale
Commander Bill Perry
Appreciative For Fine
Bill Perry, commander of Wm. H.
Coffield Post, No. 9280, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, reported early this
week that the garbage can sale has
been terminated and that during the
campaign in the neighborhood of 200
garbage cans had been sold in Eden
The project was for the purpose of
raising funds for the post, as well as
an effort to help Edenton to be clean
er and more attractive.
Mr. Perry, on behalf of the VFW,
expresses his thanks and appreciation
to all who cooperated by purchasing a
new garbage can.
Revival Begins Monday
At Christian Church
Revival services will begin in the
First Christian Church Monday night
and continue through the following
Sunday. The visiting preacher will be
the Rev. Richard Gardner of Roper.
Services will be held each night at
7:30 o’clock, and the pastor, the Rev.
E. C. Alexander, extends a cordial in
vitation to all to attend.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
I today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. President John Kram
er urges a 100 per cent attendance.
5 Co t P er
•Local Groups and Indi
viduals Endorse Sale
VOTE 6730~T0 6:30
Without Aid From State
Critical Needs Cannot
Chowan County voters, together
with those of the State as a whole,
will have an opportunity to vote next
Saturday to determine if the State of
North Carolina will be authorized to
issue $72,000,000 in bonds for school
plant construction and improvements
and improvement of the State’s men
tal institutions. If voters favor the
bond issue, $50,000,000 will he used
j for schools and $22,000,000 for men
Polls will open at 6:30 A. M., and
close at 6:30 P. M.
For this special bond election, the
Chowan County Board of Elections
has announced the following voting
places and election officials:
East Edenton Precinct Voting
place, Court House. Miss Sarah Jones,
registrar; Walter Wilkins and R. W.
(Continued on Page Five)
Aces Tackle Chowan
College Freshmen Bn
Hicks Field Friday
Hard-Fought Game Ex
pected By Edenton
With a record of one victory, one
loss with a tie, Edenton’s Aces are
scheduled to/ meet the Chowan Col
lege fi'eshmon in a home game on
Hicks Field Friday night at 8 o’clock.
Little is known about the college
eleven other than that they were de
feated by the Hertford Indians two
weeks ago. Hertford is reported to
have a strong team, so that Coach
es Ben Perry and Alton Brooks are
putting the Aces through strenuous
practice sessions in preparation for
what is expected to he a hard-fought
The hand, of course, will he on hand
to liven up things and entertain spec
tators between halves, so that it is
hoped a large number will turn out
for the game.
Friday - Saturday
Many Items Will Be For
Sale at Penelope Bar
Edenton’s Business and Profession
al Women’s Club issues a reminder
that it will sponsor a thrift sale all
day Friday and Saturday at the
Penelope Barker house at the foot of
Broad Street. Funds secured during
the sale will be used to pay on the
Barker house hank note. Good bar
gains are in store for those who at
tend the sale.
“Now is the time for the citizenry
of Edenton to help in this worthy pro
ject in an inexpensive way,” say
those in charge. “Look through your
closets and attics and see what you
can find to donate in the way of gar
ments, hats, shoes, bric-a-brac, etc.,
which you no longer need and which
will be a delight to someone. Dis
carded clothing from stores will also
Those who will donate articles may
leave them at the Barker house to
day (Thursday) from 10 A. M., to 7
P. M. Those wishing someone to call
for donated articles may phone one
of the following: Miss Inez Felton,
Mrs. Kate Wozelka, Mrs. Corie White,
Mrs. J. J. Long, Mrs. Lala Smith,
Miss Mildred Munden, Mrs. Anne
Jenkins, Mrs. Margaret Phthisic,
Mrs. Annie Mills, Mrs. Captola Jack
son, Mrs. Dorothy Phelps, Mrs. Jim
mie Wiggins, Miss Lena Jones, Miss
Minnie Hollowell or Mrs. Josie Ruth