Volume XX.—Number 46. Steps Are Taken Byi Town Council To Widen Rider’s Lane < Two Concerns and Town Agree to Buy 10-foot Strip of Land COSTSI,OOO Delegation Present In Regard to Widening Oakum Street After many months of complaining and appealing for relief on Rider’s Lane, a definite step to remedy the situation was taken at the meeting of Tovm Council Tuesday night, when an agreement was made that the Coastland Oil Company, the Blades Lumber Company and the Town of Edenton share equally in the purchase of a 10-foot strip of. land from Dr. L. A. Deese for the purpose of widen ing the street and making it pass able. Dr. Deese previously offered to sell a 10-foot strip of his property which extends the entire length of the narrow street at a price of SI,OOO, so that the two concerns and the town will each pay one-third. Speaking in behalf of the arrange ment was John W. Graham, who re ferred to efforts being made to se cure new industries and that the two concerns vitally affected by the inade quate transportation facilities are en titled to some consideration. At a previous meeting the Town offered to improve the road if the two concerns purchased the strip of land and deeded it to the town. It was pointed out that Harrison Spruill, who lives at the entrance of the street, had placed a heavy iron post at the corner of his property to prevent passage over his lot which makes entering and leaving the road even more hazardous. When the purchase of the land is made, the Street Department has been instructed to proceed to improve the road so that two vehicles can safely pass. At the meeting a delegation of citi zens living on Oakum Street was on hand in connection with the proposed | widening of Oakum Street between Church and Queen Streets in order to relieve a critical traffic problem. The Street Commissioner reported that the distance is 362 feet and that (Continued on Page Eight) St Paul’s Bazaar Is | Scheduled Tuesday Many Articles Will Be Sold and Dinner Also Served Final preparations for the fifth an nual bazaar sponsored by the ladies of St. Paul’s Auxiliary are being com pleted. The bazaar will be held at the St. Paul’s Parish House Tuesday, November 17, with the doors opening at 10 o’clock. Mrs. L. A. Patterson is general chairman of the Bazaar and she and her committee chairmen are expecting to have a larger assortment of hand made articles this year than ever before. A display of a few of the articles to be on sale will be held in Preston’s windows over the week end. Mrs. Charles P. Wales and Mrs. S. M. McMullan, chairmen of the food tables, request that members of the Auxiliary who contribute to these ta bles, please bring the perishable foods to the Parish House by 9 O’clock on Tuesday morning, the day of the ba zaar. Home canned things may.be de livered on Monday. The Parish House will be open November 16, from 10 A. M., until 5 P. M., with someone on duty these hours to recehfe all ar ticles. Mrs. Patterson asks that anyone who wants to nlace an order for plants -and shrubs and who has not been con tacted please call Mrs. W. B. Rose vear at phone number 51 so that their •order may be filled. A turkey dinner will be served at 7 o'clock the night of the bazaar at which time an auction sale will take place. Dinners will be delivered to homes of people who cannot attend at 6:30, by members of the.Y. P. S. L., and anyone desiring tickets for taker out dinners may contact Mrs. Carroll Kramer at phone number 85-W, or 254-W, no later than noon on Tues day, November 17. AUXILIARY MEETS TUESDAY A meeting of the American Legion Ljfcuxiliary will be held Tuesday night, r November 17 at 8 o’-lock at the horaej of Mrs. M. L. Bunch. All members | are especially urged to attend. THE CHOWAN HERALD Two Found Guilty Os Attempting To Evade Employment Laws Two colored men Simuel Johnson and Haverd Johnson, Route 3, were tried before Justice of the Peace F. W. Hobbs Monday night on charges of attempting to evade the employment security laws in that while filing claims for unemployment insurance in the local employment office for the week ending September 13 and Sep tember 30, they had worked and fail ed to report their true earnings. Both were found guilty and sen tenced to pay a fine of S2O each and cost of the action. There are further stiff penalties for such convictions for not only are the guilty parties ineligible "for any fur ther unemployment payments during the remainder of their benefit year but any benefits received after com mission of-the fraud must be repaid before they can ever draw unemploy ment benefits in the future. Second High Honor In Electric Contest Marjorie Harrell and Billy Goodwin Also Winners Shirley Harrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Harrell, Route 1, has been named second place territorial winner in the 4-H Farm and Home Electric Contest. In addition to re ceiving a two-day,, all-expense trip to the State 4-H Farm and Home Elec tric Congress, which was held re cently in Raleigh, Shirley was award ed a lovely engraved gold watch as second place winner in the Virginia Electric and Power Company terri tory. Shirley has taken the Farm and Home Electric Project for three years and during that time has learned much about electricity and how it may i be used more effectively in the home and on the farm. j Marjorie Harrell, also daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Harrell, and Billy Goodwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. I Goodwin, were county winners in the I 1 Farm and Home Electric Contest and also received expense paid trips to the Farm and Home Electric Con gress. All three winners are members of the Chowan 4-H Club. Christmas Saving Club Deadline Will Be Next Monday Bank of Edenton Will Distribute In Neigh borhood of $73,000 The Bank of Edenton’s 1953 Christ mas Saving Club closed Monday of this week, but the bank will accept payments on club accounts until next Monday, November 16, in order for members to realize the full amount of their clubs. As the result of this year’s Christ mas Saving Club, in the neighborhood of $73,000 will be distributed. The checks are expected to be mailed on or before November 26. BPW Club Will Meet Thursday, November 19 ■ , The Edenton Business and Profes sional Women’s Club will hold its reg ular business meeting Thursday night, November 19, at the Barker Com munity House, beginning at 8 o’clock. ,An interesting panel discussion on “The Equal Rights Amendment,” will be presented by the Legislation com mittee, with Mrs. Anne Jenkins as chairman. Mrs.. Evelyn Jackson, president of the clubr urges a full attendance for this meeting. FIVE FIRES IN OCTOBER According to the report of Fire Chief R. K. Hall Edenton firemen an swered five calls during October. Four of the fires were in Edenton and j one in the rural section, when an au tomobile caught fire. Little damage resulted as the result of the fires. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, November 12,1953. | EDENTON GIRL IN “WHO’S WHO” ] ■ I I < i : 1 - A Wake Forest College majorette, who’s well known to the folks around Edenton. has been selected as a member of “Who’s Who In Baton Twirling” in the United States. The first Wake Forest coed to receive this honor, she is Marietta Perry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Perry of 116 West Queen Street. A sophomore this year, Marietta was a majorette her freshman year and for four years while attending Edenton High School. She is one of 700 college majorettes who are members of the National Baton Twirling Association to be selected for the “Who’s Who” list. Marietta is a business adminis tration major. She is a member of the Student Council, the French > Club, the social standards committee of the Woman’s Government Association and the Delta Kappa Nu Business Club. Junior Class Staging, Play Friday, Nov. 20 In School Auditorium Rehearsals Are Started For “Professor, How Could You”? Directed by Mrs. Mary L. Browning rehearsals are now in full swing for the Junior Class production of “Pro fessor, How Could You?” The play is being given as part of the money-rais- 1 ing program to finance this year’s Junior-Senior Prom. The play will be! presented in the Elementary School! auditorium Friday, November 20, at 8:00 P. M. The plot revolves around a v ar.g professor of a small college. w>-', is offered the deanship of the college. However, the board wants a married man for dean, and the young profes sor cares nothing for modem givls. He ask his friends to find him a wife, and soon finds himself with three fi ancees. How he gets out of the pre dicament to the satisfaction of all concerned promises to be a good evening’s entertainment. In the cast are Mike Malone as, Keats Perry, the young professor: Mary Leggett Browning as Vicky! Randolph, the bane of his life; Evelyn | . Bunch as Grandma Perry, an obliging, soul; Mickey Barrington as Grandpa) Perry, an innocent hystander; Tay By-1 rum as John Anplebv, a helpful friend; | Carolyn Ashley as Priscille Morley, a, sweet young thing; Allison Campen i as Tootsie Bean, a plump spinster; Robert Kennan as Butcher Boy Bean, j her big brother; Anna Partin as Val-; erie Whitman, a Southern charmer; and Bobby Smith as Boggins, the sporting butler. - Don’t miss this delightful evening’s : entertainment November 20, at 8:00 • P. M. Civic Calendar Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Edenton armory today (Thursday) from 10 A. M., to 4 P. M. The quota is 150 pints of blood. Give a pint of blood to ) help save a life. The Woman's Society of Chris tian Service of the Methodist Church is sponsoring a chicken salad supper this (Thursday) evening. Dutch dinner for the Pasquo i tank-Perquimans-Camden-Chowan 1 Tuberculosis Association tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 o’clock at Ho-. i tel Hertford in Hertford. . Next Monday is deadline to pay on Christmas Saving Clubs at I Bank of Edenton. Annual Chowan Countv 4-H Club Achievement Day Monday night, December 16, at the Cho wan High School auditorium at 7:30 o’clock. Edenton Business and Profess -1 ional Women’s Club meets Thurs day night, November 19, at 8 o’clock in the Penelope Barker (Continued on Page Eight) James Monds Winner) Os Highest Honor Ini 4-H Tractor Contest' Awarded Free Trip to 4-H Club Congress In Chicago To say that James Monds is the happiest bov in Chowan Countv is to state James, son of Mr. and Mrs.' B. P. Monds of the Center Hill community, is 1953 State winner in 4-H tractor maintenance. As State winner, James will be awarded a free | trip to the National 4-H Tractor, Maintenance Club Congress in Chica-' go, November 29-December 3. This is James’ third year in the tractor maintenance project, and his " - : :: isjL II j . JAMES MONDS I faith and perseverance have really paid off. This is the first time a 4-H Club member from the Center Hill community has ever won a free trip to the National 4-H Club Congress. Announcement of James success was made by L. R. Harrill, State 4-H Club leader, Monday of this week. In his tractor project, James stud ied manuals concerning the proper care and operation of tractors, took charge of the maintenance and up-i keep of one of his dad’s tractors, and kept records of operation costs. He gave several demonstrations to his fel low club members on the proper main tenance of a traitor. James kept the tractor timed properly, changed oil as needed, lubricated the tractor, check ed the ignition points and plugs, kept the tires properly inflated, and prac ticed safety. James was county and district win ner in his tractor project in 1951 and 1952. He also represented Chowan County at the State 4-H tractor opera | tor’s contest in Raleigh in 1951 and 1 1953 He and his parents are to be 'congratulated for his accomplishment and achievement. ATTEND AREA MEETING Mr=. J. Paul Holoman, Mrs. Her bert TTollowell, Mrs. Will Perry and Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt attended a first I area meeting at Columbia Tuesday. Mrs. Chestnutt. who is president of the Edenton Auxiliary, took part on the program. Edenton - Chowan County Designated Critical For Housing Jimmy Earnhardt, Jr. Will Be Commissioned An Ensign On Friday Mr. and Mrs. J. W. P. Earnhardt left Edenton Wednesday for Norfolk where they boarded a National Airline plane for Newport, R. 1., to attend the 1 commissioning of their son Jimmie Earnhardt as an Ensign in the U. S. Navy on Friday. Young Earnhardt has spent four months in the officers’ candidate school at the Newport Naval Sta-\_ tion. He will return home with hist* parents Saturday to spend a 10-day' leave, after which he is scheduled to be stationed on the destroyer Maole and will be eligible for command at sea. His home port will be Norfolk. i Edenton’s Aces Will Bring An End To ’s3 Grid Season Friday Local Outfit Meets Ply mouth Panthers In Underdog Role Coach Ben Perry’s Edenton Aces i will bring down the curtain on the 1953 football season Friday night | I when they travel to Plymouth to play ' the - Panthers of Plymouth High: j School. As in most of the games this sea-1 J son, the Aces will take on the roll of. underdog, being the less impressive i j team so far as comparisons are con cerned. However, the Ahoskie Indians, six to eight touchdown favorites, dis -1 covered in the Aces a stubborn and rugged outfit which they defeated by the scant margin of two extra points I after touchdown. I Plymouth has a strong team and ■ j the Aces know it, so that they will | ' enter the game determined to put up ! •> good fight and the hope that the l dope bucket will again be upset. I Coaches Ben Perry and Alton Brooks 1 are taking the Aces through strenuous! • nraetice sessions in anticipation of a, j hard fought game. The Aces played their best game j of the season on October 30 against, Ahoskie, and fans hope they will re : peat this performance in Plymouth on Friday night. So far as victories are concerned, the Aces have not ha<j such an im pressive season, but for the most part the boys have been young and inex perienced, so that prospects should be brighter for next season. Consider ing the size and experience of the boys, they have done very well against , the teams they have played. i The season’s record up until the ] Plymouth game Friday is six losses j at the hands of Roanoke Rapids, Cho- : wan College Freshmen, Elizabeth City, Hertford, Ahoskie and Goldsboro. Victories were gained over Columbia and Tarboro and the Williamston game resulted in a 6-6 tie. Members of this year’s squad are: Chan Wilson, Sid Campen, Ralph Hall, Gerald Lassiter, G. A. Hollowed. Robby Pratt, Ray Rogerson, Cecil Miller, Clifford Overman, Robert Ken ' nan, Charles Knox, Ralph Chappell, ' Lin Bond, Ted Wright, Bobby White man, Wayne Keeter, Asa Dail, Billy Hardison, Johnny Speight, Sherwood ' Harrell, Tay Byrum, Stuart Holland, Jerry Downum, Bill Bass, Jimmy Har * rison, Robert Earl Edwards, Robert [ Twiddy, Alfred Wright, Billy Bunch, Milan Stilley, John Whitson and Fred • Wood. * ;/Sanitarian Sneaker J At Rotary Meeting K. J. Eyer, sanitarian for the Pos | quotank-Perquimans-Camden-Chowan ! Health District, was the principal 5 speaker at last week’s Rotary meet ‘ ing. He was introduced by R. H. Ken ; nan, who had charge of the program. “Sanitation is a broad subject,” said Mr. Eyer. so that he was able to j touch only briefly on the various * phases of sanitation. i i District Governor At Lions Club Meeting Sam Holton, District Governor of I District 31-F, was the guest of the Edenton Lions Club at its regular . meeting Monday night. This was an I official visit of the new district gov i emor to the Edenton Club and he . spoke briefly on the Lions code of ’ ethics. i Billv Bunch was the guest of Earl Harrell. $2.00 Per Year. Announcement Made By ODM In Washington Monday FIRST SINCE MARCH Permits Relaxation of Mortgage Credit Re strictions The Office of Defense Mobilization announced Monday of this week that i Edenton and all of Chowan County 'has been designated a critical defense housing area. This is the first time a locality has been designated “critical” since the Office of Defense Mobilization began scrapping housing, rent and other con trols in March. The designation does not qualify Edenton for federal rent control, hut will permit relaxation of mortgage credit restrictions on new privately financed housing in the area. According to the Office of Defense Mobilization the survey indicates that no standard housekeeping accommoda tions are available for the families of military and other personnel coming into Edenton. It was found that con siderable migration into Edenton has taken place since the Edenton Marine Corps base has been reactivated as an Auxiliary landing field connected with the Cherry Point Marine Corps air installations. ‘Fabulous Follies Os Fifty-three’Pleases Large Crowd Friday Sponsored By Jaycees, Woman’s Chib and BPW Club | Almost a full house of spectators ! gathered in the Elementary School au | ditorium Friday night to witness the presentation of “Fabulous Follies of j Fifty-three,” a home talent show writ ' ten and directed by Mrs. Frank | Holmes and sponsored by the Busi ness and Professional Woman’s Club, the Edenton Woman’s Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The entertainment was well receiv ed by the large audience and before the curtain fell Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. John Kramer were presented beautiful bouquets for their talent and efforts in connection with the show. Mrs. Holmes directed the show and Mrs. Kramer directed the various dances. I The show opened with a chorus in cluding Evelyn Jackson, Mary Hardin, | Nellie Jones, Juanita Stokes, Betsy ! Chesson, Helen Kramer, Kathryn Co zart. Lib Layton, Kathryn Goodman, Marguerite Perry, Kit Forehand and Jackie Ricks. Next was an old fashioned walk in cluding Corrinne Thorud, Molly Wise ly, Peggy Holmes, Ruth Vaughan, Lena Harrell, Laura Satterfield, Bev erly Harrell, Grace Sawyer, Bill Co (Continued on Page Eighltj Edenton Group Hurt In Automobile Wreck Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Bunch and Daughter Hospitalized Five Edenton people figured in an automobile wreck as the result of which three were hospitalized and-two escaped with minor bruises. The ac cident occurred Friday night about 8:30 o’clock near Bethel when Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Bunch, their daughter, ■ Janet, Araminta Hobbs and Paul I Twiddy were returning from Raleigh • where they went to see an ice show. '< The accident occurred when a col ored man drove on the highway from a side road, too near Mr. Bunch to stop in order to avoid a collision. Mr. and Mrs. Bunch and daughter ' were hospitalized but Araminta 1 Hobbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy ’ Hobbs, and Paul Twiddy, son of Geo. s S. Twiddy, were shaken up and bruis • ed in the crash. l Mr. Bunch sustained a fractured -1 knee as well as internal injuries, while s Mrs. Bunch’s knee was fracturd. Their f j daughter’s arm was broken and other • j wise bruised considerably. According 1 to latest reports all are progressing I satisfactory.