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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXl.—Number 3.
Name Is Proposed
For Swimming Pool
Preliminary Plans Are
Solicitors Requested to
Attend Meeting Mon
Preliminary plans for the erection
•of a modern swimming pool in Eden
ton are shaping up as the result of
a meeting Tuesday night of represen
tatives of the various civic organiza
tions. Now that the ball has final
ly started rolling, prospects for the
new swimming pool look bright for
this project has been one that has
attracted considerable interest in Cho
wan County for sometime.
Representatives attending Tuesday
night’s meeting voted to name the
pool “Hicks Memorial Swimming Pool,
Corp.” It will be of regulation size,
20 feet by 82 feet, 6 inches and will
have a wading pool of 25 feet by 18
feet. One end of the pool will meas
ure 8 feet deep and will graduate
hack to 3 feet in shallow water.
Representatives were asked to se
lect solicitors from their respective
clubs for the forthcoming fund rais
ing drive, and to have them attend
the meeting to be held next Monday
night at 8 o’clock in the Municipal
Attending the meeting Tuesday
night were Jesse L. Harrell, presi
dent of the corporation, Mayor Leroy
skett, Murray Byrum. George Twid
g% Mrs. Leon
y'c Parks, and Evelyn Leary.
edenton. with all its surrounding
waters, has never had anything to of
fer swimmers but dirty beaches and
slimy water. Those who have taken
their chances may have experienced
some relaxation during the hot sum
mer months after driving five or six
miles from town to 101 l on the beach
and catch whatever breeze happens to
flit by, but this so-called recreation:
is not what one particularly desires.
It is just a matter of one accepting
the only thing offered and that of
making the best of it. The erection
of a new swimming pool here will not
only be a delight to the younsters,
but will indeed be a credit to the
Mrs. Geo. Hoskins
Mrs. William A. Swets
Principal Speaker at
At a meeting Friday afternoon of
the Chowan Hospital Auxiliary Mrs.
George Hoskins was elected president.
Mrs. A1 Stanton was elected vice pres
ident, Mrs. Frank Elliott, secretary
and Mrs. Thomas Byrum, Jr., treas
The following chairmen of standing
committees were also announced:
Sewing—Mrs. W. J. Daniels and
Mrs. Emmett Elliott.
Grounds —Miss Frances Tillett and
Mrs. John Wood, Sr.
Finance—Dr. Martha Wood and
Mrs. Martin Wisely.
Membership—Mrs. Albert Byrum.
House—Mrs. A. F. Downum.
Publicity—Mrs. Junius Davis.
Hospitality— Mrs. W. 0. Elliott.
Program—Mrs. J. L. Pettus.
During December the Rocky Hock
Missionary Society took care of flow
ers and magazines. Mrs. Rodney Har
rell, Sr., was gratefully thanked for
her special attentions to the staff
during the holidays. Mrs. Albert By
rum and Mrs. Junius Davis told of
generous donations of money and
?tions that helped make the staff
Jrx on Christmas eve a success.
/. William Swets, wife of the
-plqin at the Edenton Marine Air
Station, gave a most inspiring talk
on leprosy. Mrs. Swets is thoroughly
familiar with the great mission work
done in that field and with the prog- •
ress of the treatment in leper colonies. |
Her address was very interesting and
it is her fervent desire to enlighten
the public attitude toward this dread
| Baseball Meeting]
Palmer Tynch, manager of last
season’s Rocky Hock baseball
team, has called a meeting of all
baseball fans in Edenton and Cho
wan County in the Chowan Court
House Friday night at 7:30
Mr. Tynch said the purpose of
the meeting is to consider the
possibility of having organized
baseball in Edenton this summer.
All who are interested in baseball
are urged to attend.
License Required To
Operate Motor Boats
To fish Commercially
New Law Includes Li
cense on Pound Net
Cage Hayman has been notified by
the Department of Conservation and
Development that power boats or mo
tor boats used for commercial fishing
are subject to a license tax.
The instructions are based on an
opinion by Attorney General Harry
M. McMullan, who states: “There
shall be levied annually upon motor |
boats a specified tax depending upon
the overall length of boat. In view of
this statute (G. S. 113-174.7) I am of
the opinion that all power boats and
motor boats are subject to a license
tax when such boats are used for com
mercial fishing purposes.”
Mr. Hayman was, therefore, advis
ed that such boat operators must se
cure their licenses by February 1 and
that he is expected to arrest any
caught without a license and carried
in Recorder’s Court for trial. This in
cludes boats used for pound net fish
ing, just as '-hrimp, oyster and long!
haul boats are required to pay.
Prior to 1954 there was no law on j
pound net boars used exclusively fori
pound net fishing, but the new law
includes them. J
Gilliam Wood New
Club Officers Elected at
Meeting Held Thurs
Edenton Rotarians at their meeting
Thursday elected Gilliam Wood presi
dent to succeed John Kramer. Gerald
James was elected vice president and
Jimmy Earnhardt, John A. Holmes,
Hubert Williford and W. T. Harry as
The new officers will not be install
ed until the first meeting in July, the
election taking place so far in advance
in order to allow the incoming presi
dent to attend the Rotary Assembly.
W. H. Hollowed, Jr,
Officers For Year Elect
ed at Meeting Held
Thursday N ight
At a meeting of the directors of the
Edenton Teen Age Club held Thursday
night in the Teen Age Clubroom W.
Herbert Hollowell, Jr., was elected
president, succeeding Mrs. J. P. Par
tin. Other officers elected included
W. T. Harry, vice president, and Mrs.
T. <? Cross, Jr., secretary-treasurer.
Directors and friends of the club
are very much elated over the fact
that Mr. Hollowell accepted the presi
dency and with the increased interest
shown in the club’s activities. They
are especially appreciative of the ef
forts put forth by Mrs. Partin during
her term of office.
DIME SOCIETY MEETING
The Dime Society of Edenton Bap
tist Church will meet Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock with Mrs. J. N. Elliott.
* All members are urged to attend.
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W. Henry Gardner Is
Elected President Os
The Bank Os Edenton
Fourth to Serve In Ca
pacity Since Organiza
tion In 1894
At a meeting of the directors of
■ the Bank of Edenton held Thursday
afternoon William Henry Gardner
was elected president to succeed John
G. Wood, who resigned due to ill
Mr. Gardner is the fourth president
since the hank was organized in 1894.
The late Julien Wood was the first
president and served in that capacity
for 50 years. In 1943 the late D. M.
Warren was elected president, but
j served only about a year and a half
before his death. John G. Wood suc
ceeded Mr. Warren in 1945 and ser-
J ved until his resignation last week.
I Mr. Gardner, who was executive
vice president until his promotion, has
been connected with the bank for 40 j
Mr. Wood will continue as chairman
of the board of directors and his son,
Gilliam Wood, was elected vice presi-
Chowan Farm Bureau
: Invited To Perquimans
E. M. Howell, secretary of the Cho
wan County Farm Bureau, announces
that the Perquimans County Farm
Bureau has invited the Chowan Coun
ty Farm Bureau to meet jointly in the
Perquimans County High School to
night (Thursday) at 7 o’clock.
R. Flake Shaw, executive secretary
of the N. C. Farm Bureau Federation
will speak on “Our Farm Program.”
Mr. Shaw will bring latest informa
tion on the farm program which af
fects all farmers. Mr. Howell urges a
large number of Chowan County mem-1
bers to attend the meeting.
I MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION 1
WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a i
patriotic organization comprising some 10,000 individual Posts with a
million two hundred thousand members, will observe its 55th annivers
ary during 1954, and
WHEREAS, this organization was Congressionally chartered by,
and remains as a group of America’s finest fighting men who have un
dergone unusual hardships in every war or expedition in which the Na
tion has participated since the Spanish-American war, and
WHEREAS, the VFW’s more than half century of service to its
disabled Comrades-in-Arms, the widows and orphans of deceased veter
ans and service men, and its efforts to keep America strong from within
and without to deter foreign aggression, is indicative of its love of fel
low man and country, and
WHEREAS, this overseas veteran fraternity is today serving its
country in peace as it did in war, by sponsoring and successfully con
cluding more than 300,000 different community service projects annu
ally, all aimed at improving communities, states, and Nation, and
WHEREAS, the VFW has in recent years won four consecutive
Freedoms Foundations Awards, for its untiring and diligent Loyalty
Day and similar Americanism programs, seeking to rid this country of
all Communists and other un-American groups and philosophies, now
THEREFORE!, I, Leroy H. Haskett, Mayor of the City of Eden ton, !
in the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim and designate the 1
entire week of January 24-30, 1954, as National VFW Week, and re
spectfully ask the entire citizenry of this community to render a special
tribute to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and wish it Godspeed in all its
Done at the City Hall of Edenton, N. C., this 24th day of January, ,
LEROY H. HASKETT, Mayor.
Attest: Ernest J. Ward, Jr., Clerk.
Unique Scheme To
For March Dimes
Roadblock Will Be Sta
tioned on Upper Broad
Rill Perry, co-chairman of the 1954
March of Dimes in Chowan County,
reports that canvassers are now work
ing in their respective areas, but that
not enough complete returns have been
turned in to give any idea of the suc
cess of the drive.
Mr. Perry will initiate a i.ew stunt
in helping to raise funds this year.
With permission of the Police Depart
ment a road block will be erected on
North Broad Street next Saturday,
January 23, where VFW members will
he stationed with a bucket to solicit
contributions from motorists as they
pass up and down Broad Street.
Arrangements have also been made
for members of the VFW Auxiliary
j and Degree of Pocahontas to carry a
j bucket in the business section Satur
day soliciting contributions for the
March of Dimes. Mr. Perry is of the
opinion that a substantial amount will
in this way be secured which other
wise would not have been contribut
ed during the drive.
The plan is rather unique and it is
hoped many people who have not oth
erwise been solicited will make a con
tribution in the fight against infan
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
in the Parjsh House. President John
Kramer urges a 100 per cent meet
SUNBEAMS TO MEET
The Sunbeams of the Edenton Bap- j
tist Church, under the direction of i
Mrs. Pete Manning, will meet at the |'
church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
| All members are urged to attend and
I to bring a friend with them.
Ready To Start On
Building 30 Homes
[Sun Dial On Green]
After a series of delays, the
Street Department, together with
the services of George K. Mack,
/ last week erected a sun dial on
the Court House Green.
Mrs. Julien Wood was the in
stigator of the idea of a sun dial
and, with contributions from a
group of friends, purchased the
dial more than a year ago.
The sun dial has already caused
many favorable comments.
W. H. Coffield Post
Joins In Celebrating
National VFW Week
Local Activities Will Ex
tend From Sunday to
Members of William H. Cos field
Post, No. 9280, are planning to join
in the observance of National VFW
Week from January 24 to 30. A pro- 1
gram has been arranged for every day
next week, starting with an appeal to
all VFW members to attend the
church of their choice Sunday.
Monday is designated Community
Service Day, when an all-out effort
will be made to complete the March
of Dimes drive, sponsored jointly by
the VFW Post and the Degree of Po
Tuesday will be Obligation Meeting,
when it is hoped eligible veterans will
enrollin the Post.
Youth Activities Day will be ob
served Wednesday which will be spon
sored by the Auxiliary.
VFW National Home Day will be
observed Thursday. Pictures of the
National Home and other interesting
material will be on display in the
building formerly occupied by Tots &
Friday will be Americanism Day,
when all merchants are requested to
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Masons Treated To i
Free Steak Supper
Affair Wilfße Held To
night at R. P. Baer’s
Barbecue Pit i
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F., &
A. M„ will hold a stated communica
tion tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock
in the Court House. Prior to the
meeting, at 6:15 o’clock, a free steak
supper will be served at the barbecue
pit of Richard P. Baer on West Blount
Those attending the supper will
have their choice of T-bone or sir
loin steak providing they notify Er
nest Kehayes in time. A large num
ber of Masons are expected to attend
the affair, when a complete report
j will he presented in connection with
the new Masonic temple.
Aid Class Begins
On Monday Night
Initial Instruction Ses
sion In Nurses’ Home
At 8 O’clock
Next Monday night, January 25, at
8 o’clock in the nurses’ home instruc
tion will begin for the wonderful
group of ladies who have volunteered
their services as nurses’ aids in Cho
There is urgent need for a few more
recruits and anyone interested in in- J
formation or an interview is asked to
contact anyone of the following: Mrs.
Arlene Fallis, instructor; Mrs. George
Hoskins, Mrs. Junius Davis, Mrs. Mar
tin Wisely or Miss Frances Tillett.
112.00 Per Year.
Site Will Be Continua
tion of Albemarle
Contractor Asks Town
To Extend Water and
Early in November the Office ol
Defense Mobilization announced that
Chowan County had been designated
a critical defense housing area and
.'according to information the Richards
! Building Company of Raleigh has been
given permission to build 30 new hous
es and that the concern is ready to
begin work within a week or two.
The new houses will be erected next
to the group of houses at Albemarle
Court, in fact a continuation of the
project on land formerly owned by
S. E. Morris.
R. B. Cauthen, representing the Ra
leigh concern, met with members of
Town Council and the Board of Pub
lic Works in a special meeting Tues
day morning. Mr. Cauthen’s visit to
Edenton was to learn if the Town ut
Edenton will install water, sewerage
and electric service in that the project
is within the city limits.
He stated at the meeting that this
service will be the only thing request
ed from the town and that the con
tractor will provide hard efface
streets and proper grading.
[ The project will include 30 housing
units for rental purposes tc personnel
jat the Edenton Marine Corps Air Sta
l tion and Mr. Cauthen expressed the
opinion that the local base will be a
permanent one. The houses will be
of asbestos shingle design and will
| rent from $65 to $75 per month with
an additional $5 per month if electric
stove and refrigerator are furnished.
Not all of the Town Councilmen nor
the Board of Public Works attended
Tuesday’s meeting, so before any com
mitment was made as to the town
bearing the expense of constructing
water and sewerage lines, which is
| roughly estimated to cost $16,000, it
was deemed advisable to have all
members present when a decision is
made. Mayor Leroy Haskett, there
fore, called a special joint meeting of
I the town boards for tonight (Thurs
day) at 7:30 o’clock in the Municipal
I Building to further consider the re
Revised Edition Os
Milk Ordinance Is
Adopted In District
Grades A, B and C of
Raw Milk Allowed
To Be Sold
The District Board of Health at a
meeting at the Health Center in Eliz
abeth City on January 12, adopted the
1953 revised edition of Milk Ordinance
and Code as recommended by the
United States Public Health Service.
! Prior to this adoption the 1939 Ordi
nance and Code was used.
Although this revised ordinance was
intended to permit the sale of pas
teurized products only, the ordinance
was amended to permit certified raw
and grades A, B, C, raw milk and milk
products to be offered for retail sale
direct from the producer only to the
consumer, provided that persons pro
ducing and offering for sale these
grades of milk secure a permit from
the Health Department and meet the
requirements governing these grades
of milk and milk products.
Joint meeting of Town Council
and Board of Public Works to
night (Thursday) in the Munici
pal Building at 7:30 to consider
new housing project.
Annual stockholders’ meeting of
the Edenton Building & Loan
Association in the Court House
Tuesday night, February 2, at 8
VFW Post meets In VFW horn*
Tuesday night of next week.
(Continued on Pag* Eight)