Hundreds Os Kiddies
Frolic In Halloween
Party Saturday Night
Affair Runs True to
Form In Entertaining
Youngsters by the hundreds gather
ed in Edenton Saturday night to en
joy the annual Halloween party spon
sored by the Edenton Woman’s Club.
Although being held at a busy time
Saturday, the parade formed at the
Court House Green at 6 o’clock and
traffic was so handled by the Edenton
police, Marines and highway patrol
men that very little interruption was
caused in the business district.
Moving from the Green up Broad
Street, the large crowd of children,
many accompanied by parents, swarm
ed all over the playground on Hicks
Field, which was attractively arrang
ed and decorated carnival style. There
were booths where hot dogs, candy,
pop com, bubble gum and peanuts
were handed out to the youngsters.
There was also a fishing pond, a place
for bobbing apples, a fortune teller,
movies and of course, the popular hay
ride under the direction of a group
of Marines. The area was decorated
with multi-colored lights and the
youngsters had a wonderful time run
ning from place to place during the
In the parade the prize of $5.00 for
the best children’s float went to Bet
ty Lou and Mary Elizabeth Holmes.
‘They represented a queen on a throne.
In the adult division H. A. Cam
pen won the first prize for his golden
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Officers' Wives Club
Will Stage Fashion
Show This Afternoon
Three Edenton Stores
Will Display Season
Members of the Officers’ Wives
Club of the Edenton Auxiliary Air
Station are sponsoring a tea and fash
ion show in the porch room of the
Officers’ Club this (Thursday) after
noon from 2:30 to 5:30 o’clock.
Badham’s, Preston’s and The Bet
ty Shoppe will show sportswear, suits,
hats, accessories, cocktail dresses and
Mrs. Mamie Canovan, Mrs. Virginia
Reader and Mrs. Mary Walsh will
Those modeling will include Mrs.
Maidie Barr, Mrs. Anne Ashworth,
Betty Bonesky, Phyllis Johnson, Toni
Mackay, Pat Manshirter, Jean Pugh,
Vie Quilty, Vie Weatherby, Marge
Stevens and Nancy Stone will model.
Tickets are on sale at the three
stores participating and tickets will
also be sold at the door. It is hoped
many Edenton ladies will attend.
Mrs. Barr will act as commenator,
while Mrs. Vivian Mooney will play
the piano and Mrs. Gwen Edwards
will offer selections on the accordian.
“Fabulous Follies” Will
Be Presented Tonight
Plans have been completed for stag
ing “Fabulous Follies of 1953” Friday
night in the Edenton Elementary
School auditorium, starting at 8
o’clock. The show, entirely of local
talent, is sponsored by the Edenton
Woman’s Club, the Edenton Business
and Professional Club and the Eden
ton Junior Chamber of Sommerce.
The show, written and directed by
Mrs. Frank Holmes, is packed full of I
laugh-provoking situations, as well as
good musical numbers and various
skits and dances.
The three sponsoring clubs feel
sure that the entertainment will be
entertaining and they are hopeful that
a capacity house will turn out for an
evening of pleasure. The curtain will
rise promptly at 8 o’clock.
PTA Meeting Changed
To Tuesday. Nov. 10th
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Associa
tion will meet Tuesday night, No
vember 10. at 7:30 o’clock at the Ele
The change of time and place is
due to a Mother Goose skit to be pre
sented by children of the kindergar
ten under the direction of Mrs. John
BANK CLOSED NOVEMBER 11
The Bank of Edenton will be closed
all day next Wednesday, November
11, in observance of Armistice Dav.
Important banking business should
therefore, be transacted accordingly.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
(New Commissioner] I
Carey J. Hollowell, who was ap
pointed by Clerk of Court E. W.
Spires as County Commissioner to
succeed the late Emmett N. El
liott, took the oath of office prior
to the County Commissioners’
meeting Monday morning. The |
oath was administered by Clerk
of Court Spires.
He was welcomed by the Com
missioners, who appeared pleased (
that he accepted the appointment.
Mr. Hollowell said he was filling
the shoes of a very good man and
hoped he would be able to fill the
Seniors Os Chowan
Present Comedy At
School Nov. 13th
‘Don’t Darken My Door’
Scheduled to Begin
At 8 O’clock
The Senior Class of Chowan High
School will present a comedy farce
' “Don’t Darken My Door” by Anne
■ Coulter Martens, in the Chowan High
! School auditorium Friday night, No
■ vember 13, at 8 o’clock.
1 Members of the cast in their ap
pearance on the stage are: Poppy
’ Foster, Gloria Evans; Alec Stubbins,
■ Leon Privott; Roger Kent, Chester
• Winslow; Louisa Featherstone, Mabel
• Tynch; Susie Featherstone, Ada Nix
• on; Rosemary Kent, Esther Mae Jor
• dan; Tom Garrick, Roger Spivey;
Jane Perkins, Jacquelyn Bunch.
The play takes place in the living
I room of the wealthy Roger Kent’s
country home. The time is the pres
I Special entertainment will be given
by “Chowan Ramblers”.
The prompter is Shirley Harrell and
I the director Miss Minnie Warren.
Everyone is invited to attend and
have an evening of entertainment.
5 Kindergarten Class I
; In School Nov. 10th
Youngsters Will Stage
Mother Goose’s Birth
i day Party
1 The kindergarten class of the Eden
i ton Elementary School, of which Mrs.
John F. White is instructor and Mrs.
• John J. Ross is musical director, will
> present a program in the Elementary
i School auditorium Tuesday night, No
> vember 10, at 7:30 o’clock.
: The program will consist of selec
tions from the rhythm band and a
* play entitled “Mother Goose’s Birth
The class is composed of Pam Ben
nett, Joe Conger 111, Danny Driver,
’ Steve Ferguson, Suzanne George, Bill
, James, Sarah Jane Hines, Anne Krist,
Gregg Mestler, Kermit Layton, Jr.,
Bill Mitchener, Norfleet Pruden, Jr.,
Lee Nixon, Paula Spruill, Dianthia
Sexton, Ellene Tarkington. Martha
- Vaughan, Becky Williford, Nellie
Wood, Larry Westover and Edward
Carson. Peggy Phillips of Mrs. David
\ Holton’s fourth grade, will play the
’ part of “Mother Goose.”
Annual J a y c e e Thanksgiving
dance Thursday night, November
26, in the Edenton armory from
I 9 until 1 o’clock.
The Woman’s Society of'Chris
tian Service of the Methodist
Church will meet Wednesday .
night, November 11, at 7:30
o’clock at the home of Mrs. West |
Byrum on West Queen Street.
The Woman’s Society of Chris
tian Service of the Methodist
Church will sponsor a chicken sal
ad supper Thursday, November
12. Mrs. Gerald James will take
phone orders. Her phone number
Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW Poet,
No. 9280, meets tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the VFW hall.
Bank of Edenton closed next
Wednesday. November 11, in ob
servance of Armistice Day.
Kindergarten Class will present
“Mother Goose’s Birthday Party”
in the Edenton Elementary School
auditorium Tuesday night, No
vember 10, at 7:30 o’clock.
Ghowan High School Seniors
will present “Don’t Darken My
Door” in the school auditorium on
Friday night, November 18, at 8
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina. Thursday, November 5,1953.
Movement On Foot I
To Secure USO Club
For Men In Service
Groups Asked to Write
Due to the number of Marines sta
tioned at the Edenton Marine Corps i
Auxiliary Landing Field and the limit- ]
ed recreational facilities in Edenton, (
a movement is on foot to secure a <
USO Club here. .
In order to consider the matter, a <
meeting was held at the home of Mrs. <
Gordon Bennett Friday night when <
the first steps were taken by naming 1
a committee on a three-faith basis,
Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jew- i
ish. The initial members of this com- ■
mittee as a nucleus around which a :
larger committee will be named in- ]
eludes Mrs. Grady M. Chesson, Mr. ■
and Mrs. Ernest Gentile, Jack Habit, ]
James Ricks, John Elliott and Mrs.
Esther Hobowsky. This committee
will be supplemented by members [ •
from various civic groups.
It was pointed out at the meeting ;
that the Navy Department appropri- .
ates money to keep buildings up at
the base, but they are in very poor
condition with hardly any recrea
tional facilities for the 1,600 men sta
tioned there, 200 of whom are color
ed. There is no hobby shop and a
golf course is the best thing along
recreational lines, but not everybody
likes to play golf and it cannot be
played at night.
The base theatre provides about 50
per cent of amusement, but projectors
are old fashioned and the men sit on
The Special Services man, Major
Hollenbach, gets his funds from the
Post Exchange and it averages 20
cents per month, per man, which
doesn’t give him much to work with
along entertainment lines. The boys
like a change and would rather get
away from the base for their enter
The regional director of the USO
from Atlanta will come to Edenton to
meet with the committee if he feels
the need is urgent enough, In the
Carolinas when a USO is set up pro
vision is made for both white and col
ored men. '
Various groups in Edenton are in
terested in again having a USO club,
and these groups are asked to write
David M. Robison, regional USO exec
utive. stressing the desire and need
for a USO Club in Edenton.
' Chanlain William Swets is laison
officer between the USO and the base.
Prizes Awarded In
Fair Safety Contest
Herbert Bonner Praises
Legion Post For Spon
County Fair came to a close Saturday
night after a week’s showing on the
Legion property on the Windsor high
way with the highlight of the event
being a visit by Congressman Herbert
Bonner on Friday.
Mr. Bonner presented awards to
winners in the white and colored
schools in a safety campaign spon
sored by Ed Bond Post, No. 40, in co
operation with the Highway Safety
Division of North Carolina which car
ried out the theme of the fair, “Bet
ter Safety For a Better Tomorrow.”
The contest was under the supervision
of Mrs. Alice Futrell of Hertford.
Prior to awarding the prizes, Con
gressman Bonner spoke to fair visit
ors, during which he praised Ed Bond
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! To Edenton Church
Beals Also Reappointed,
To Serve Chowan
With appointments announced Sun
day at the close of the annual Metho- 1
dist Conference in Durham, the Rev. i
E. B. Edwards was returned to the '
Edenton Methodist Church for anoth- <
er year. i
No change was made on the Cho- i
wan Charge, where the Rev. C. H.
Beale will serve another year. <
The Elizabeth City District will
have a new superintendent with the
Rev. C. F. Heath succeeding Dr. F. '
S. Love, who was placed on the re
Mr. Edwards was also appointed di- i
rector of the North Carolina Advo- ’
cate, the official magazine of the 1
■■ -*» " -
Field Day Nov. 24
At Fair Grounds
Various Dealers to Dis
play and Demonstrate
“Observation, information and fun
will prevail at the Farm Equipment
Field Day at the Chowan County Fair
Grounds on Tuesday, November 24,”
says C. W. Overman, Chowan County
Agent. “Local farm equipment deal
ers will display their complete lines
of equipment and each dealer will
demonstrate his equipment as far as
time will permit.”
L. Y. “Stag” Ballentine, North Car
olina Commissioner of Agriculture,
will speak. Mr. Ballentine is a real
agricultural leader in North Caro
lina and farmers and all attending
will surely find a nugget of gold in
his inspirational and informative mes
! “Contests will spearhead the fun ac
tivities,” says Mr. Overman. “There
will be contests for white juniors and j
adults and for colored juniors and
adults. Just a secret suggestion:
Start now to practice operating your
tractor, forward and backing, with
equipment attached. Learn to look
for little things, such as crossed wires,
etc., that may cause a tractor to fail
to start or to miss. Plan now to
participate in the fun.”
Each dealer will be given a period
of time to discuss his equipment. Cer
tain implements will be demonstrated.
It will be an opportunity for farmers
to learn more about farm equipment,
to observe new equipment and to learn
more about efficient use of equipment.
Tentative plans are to start at 9:30
in the morning and finish at 4:30 in
the afternoon. The schedule of events
will be quite full. Lunch will be ser
ved on the grounds at a nominal cost.
“Plan now to attend and enjoy the
Field Day,” urges Mr. Overman.
William P. Jones Is
New Tax Supervisor
For Chowan County
Will Succeed Mrs. P. S.
McMullan Who Will
Resign Jan. 1
As the result of the resignation of
Mrs. Philip S. McMullan, Chowan
County Commissioners at their meet
ing Monday morning appointed Wil
liam P. (Spec) Jones as tax super
visor for Chowan County.
Mr. Jones’ appointment will be ef
fective January 1, when Mrs. McMul
lan’s resignation also goes into ef
fect. In the meantime Mr. Jones is
acquainting himself with the various
duties of the office and has already
attended a school conducted by the
Institute of Government held for the
benefit of tax supervisors in North
When Mrs. McMullan tendered her
resignation the Commissioners ex
pressed some concern to find the man
they thought could satisfactory carry
on the work, which has been put orl
a high plane during the administra
tion of Mrs. McMullan and her hus
band, who served as tax supervisor
before her. The Commissioners were
delighted when they learned that Mr.
Jones would accept the appointment in
that he is well acquainted with the
county as a whole and is well quali
fied for the important position.
Dance November 26th
Edenton’s Junior Chamber of Com
merce will hold its annual Thanksgiv
ing Dance Thursday night, November
26, in the Edenton armory.
The dance will begin at 9 o’clock
and continue until 1 o'clock. The
music for the dance will be furnished
by Earl Zirkle and his orchestra from
Methodist Group Will
Sell Chicken Salad
The Woman’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church will
sponsor another chicken salad supper
Thursday, November 12. A number
of these suppers have been very pop
ular and successful, with the suppers
delivered to homes.
Anyone desiring a plate is request
ed to call Mrs. Gerald James, phone
TOWN AND COUNTY OFFICES
WILL CLOSE ARMISTICE DAY
Town and County offices will be
closed all day next Wednesday, No
vember 11 in order to Observe Armis
tice Day. Important business should,
therefore, be transacted accordingly.
|_ A Tribute J
At their meeting Monday morn
ing Chowan County Commission
ers paid tribute to the late Em
mett N. Elliott, a member of the
Board for 15 years before his
death on October 8. In his death
they realized the loss of a very
capable Commissioner and one
who had the welfare of the en
tire county at heart at all times.
He was frank but fair in all of
his decisions, which were always
respected by his fellow members.
The Commissioners ordered
resolutions of respect to be writ- ]
ten and as a token of their esteem
for him bowed their heads in si
lent prayer for a brief period.
Hospital Auxiliary Is
Nurses Aid Classes
Mrs. Arline Fallis Will
Serve as Instructor
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary held its
. regular monthly meeting last week
: with Mrs. Martin Wisely presiding.
, For the past month, the Wesleyan
l Service Guild has had charge of flow
i ers and magazines. Attractive Hallo
ween favors for patient trays were
| sent from the VFW Auxiliary and al
. so from the pupils of Mrs. Alice
; The grounds committee reported
grass seed and fertilizer donated by
[ Leary Bros. Storage Company and
told of more volunteer work in tree
) planting by Frank Hughes and Mr.
, Frank V. White.
5 Mrs. Arline Fallis will start teach
- ing a volunteer nurses’ aid class in
. January. Several have already sign
> ed up for the program, and any oth
ers who are interested may consult
Miss Catherine Brown.
Mrs. Selby Harney presented a de
lightful musical program, including a
group of children’s songs which were
her original compositions. These were
sung by Mrs. Frank Elliott and Mrs.
L. A. Patterson. Tea was served by
Mrs. J. H. Conger.
1 Dr. Murray Kantor
Speaker At Rotary's
f Party For Teachers
; Refers to School Teach
ers as “Sculptors of
Teachers and school officials were
3 guests of the Edenton Rotary Club
; Thursday night when the club ob
, served its annual Teachers’ Night,
; which was a very delightful affair.
> President John Kramer presided
, over the meeting, which began by
singing “America” with C. W. Over
s man as leader. The invocation Was
. by J. L. Chestnutt, after which Mr.
, Kramer welcomed the guests of the
I After a delicious turkey dinner Mr.
. Overman led in singing a group of
. songs, after which Gerald James in
. troduced the Edenton teachers and W.
) J. Taylor introduced the teachers ini
the county unit.
, The principal speaker for the oc
, casion was Dr. Murray Kantor of Sus
. folk, who held his audience spell
bound as he' spoke about the teach
“The Rotarfans’ purpose in inviting
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Mrs. Ernest Learv To
Sneak At St. Paul’s
Auxiliary Meet Today
The? Woman's Auxiliary' of St.-
Paul’s Episcopal Church Will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 4 O’clock
at the Parish House.
A feature- of the meeting will be
an address by Mrs. Ernest Leary, who
recently returned from a tour in Eur
ope. While iif Europe Mrs. Leary I
snent some time visiting a niece in’
Munich, whose husband is connected
1 with Radio Free Europe. Mrs. Leary’s 1
1 subject will be “Radio Free Europe”
and all members are urged to hear
VPW Auxiliarv Will
Sell Ponnies Saturday
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW Post,
No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
will sponsor a Buddy Poppy Sale ad
day next Saturday. The poppies are
made by disabled veterans and the
proceeds will go toward helping these
unfortunate veterans and thefr fami
This Week To Get
Money For Scouts
Gerald James Is Serving
Acting as Chairman
Gerald D. James, chairman of the
Edenton Boy Scout Finance Cam
paign, announced Wednesday at the
kick-off of the drive that some 80
men and women will campaign this
week to raise sufficient funds to oper
ate the Scouting program in this area
for the coming year.
The goal this year is to get the
maximum contribution from 15 per
cent of the population. Mr. James is
Working with Judge Chester Morris,
who is the district campaign chair
Citizens of Edenton and surround
ing area are taking renewed interest
in the Scouting program, and it is
hoped that through their cooperation
Scouting can be made available to all
boys this year.
Mr. James quoted Judge Morris as
saying at the district drive organiza
tion meeting that “if all boys could
have Scout training, our juvenile
courts could almost be closed. Crime
cost every American citizen an aver
age of $240 per year. It costs the
Council $lO per boy per year to give
the benefits of Scout training.” The
Judge added “it is just sound economy
for everyone to support the Scout
Mr. James said the following citi
zens will serve on the drive in Eden
Major, W. T. Harry; captains, Mrs.
Joe Thorud, Medlin Belch, N. J.
George, John Mitchener, Hubert Wil
Major, Mrs. Sidney Campen; cap
tains, Mrs. Guy Hobbs, Mrs. Tommie
Cross, Mrs. Clyde Adams, Mrs. Bert
Willis, Scott Harrell.
Major, Jimmie Ricks; captains, Ern
est Kehayes, W. E. Malone, Monk
('Continued from Page Twelve)
List Jurors Selected
For December Term
Os Superior Court
Judge Chester Morris Is
Again Scheduled to
At Monday morning’s meeting of
the Chowan County Commissioners 50
names were drawn from the jury box,
who will be summoned for jury duty
at the next term of Chowan Superior
The December term of court will be
bold the week of Monday. November
30, with Judge Chester Morris sched
uled to preside.
Those who will be summoned as
W. Walter Small, Curtis C. Fore
hand, Ernest Stillman, William E.
Jordan, Jr., Edward Harrell, Leroy
Hunch. Murray Rudolph Dail. J. Louis
Harrell, L. E. Twine, Henry S. Rog
erson, O. M. Berryman, Edward J.
Chappell, C. E. A shell, A. E. Layden,
R. L. Goodwin, Junius White, W. P.
(Bill) Jones. James R. Hendrix, Seth
A. Cayton. Albert Hugo, W. Jennings
Bunch, Robert M. Turner, C. M. As
bell, B. F. Bateman, Herbert E. Har
rell, Irvin Trotman Spivey, Fred A.
White, Jr., Edward L. Wells, Rufus
G. White, Woodrow Lowe, W. C.
Bunch, L. G. Layton, Jack Rarrow,
William A. Elliott, J. S. Nixon, John
H. (Jack) Bond, C. Lloyd Lane, Leo
i nard Hare, Harold E. Langsdale, P.
W. Nixon, Ward Hoskins, Elton Jor
dan, J. Q. Bass, Everett Haste, T. J.
Boyce, D. S. Kelly, Merrill Perry, Ev
erett F. Small, Hubert L. Jordan and
J. E. Copeland. •_
Chowan High PTA
Meets Tuesdav Night
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Chowan High School will meet in the
high school auditorium Tuesday night,
November 10, at 8 o’clock.
Miss Minnie Warren, high school
lEnglish instructor and librarian will
r»ake a talk to explain how students
nsfc and benefit from a well-stocked
Th» High School Glee Club, under
the - direction of Miss Celia Willoughby
wilT render several vocal selections.
The' public is invited to attend this
TT oM Meeting Tonight
The Ladies’ Auxiliary, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Post No. 9280, will
meet Thursday night, November 5, at
8 o’clock in the VFW home on the old
Hertford Highway. All members are
urged to attend.