Contribute To The March Os Dimes
THE CHOWAN HERALD
T ’ XXI. —Number 5.
nigh School Students
For Swimming Pool
Present Jesse Harrell
Check For SSO Friday
Now Hoped Pool Will Be
. Ready to Use This
Students at Edenton Junior-Senior
High School are greatly excited over
the prospects of a swimming pool here
as was shown at a program held in
the school gymnasium Friday morning
when Miss Marjorie Webb, president
of the Student Council, presented
Jesse Harrell, president of Hicks Me
morial Swimming Pool Corporation, a
check for $50.00 in behalf of the
school. Although the campaign to
raise funds for the pool has not been
started the youngsters decided to do
their bit by staging a drive among
themselves as their contribution to
ward the proposed project.
Mr. Harrell thanked the students
for their interest and told them plans
were shaping up nicely and that the
pool would probably be ready for use
this summer. He said meetings were
being held weekly by the corporation
in an effort to eliminate obstacles and
to further push the project.
Mr. Harrell stated that about 15
years ago the building of a swimming
pool was talked about in Edenton, but
that it died a natural death when it
was learned the pool would cost SBO,-,
000. The same thing happened about
10 years ago. too, he said. About;
six months ago, Harrell, who is presi- j
of the Edenton Lions Club,;
t the subject up again and it
»re the idea took roots. The!
■’ .reed to back the project and an:
i,.. v-ctigation immediately got under-)
way with each member pledging SIOO
toward the pool. Members of the Ro
tary Club also made pledges. Repre
sentatives were then appointed from
each local organization and the Hicks
Memorial Swimming Pool Corporation
The swimming pool will be located,
between Hicks Field and Park Avenue
and will be of regulation size, with’
a wading pool built separately for the)
children. It will cost approximately!
$25,000 and will have a diving board
89 feet high. The cost to go swim
ming has not been determined yet.
4-H Peanut Growing
Contestants Will Be
Rotary Guests Feb. 18j
Boys and Fathers Invit
ed to Banquet In Par
At last week’s Rotary meeting it
was decided that the club will enter
tain the 22 4-H Club members who
participated in the 4-H peanut contest
sponsored by the local Rotary Club.
Fathers of the boys will also be in
vited to be guests at the meeting.
The banquet is scheduled to be held
in the Parish House Thursday night,
Junior Class Cake Sale
Friday, February 19th
The Junior Class of the Edenton
Junior-Senior High School will stage
its annual cake sale Friday, Febru
ary 19, in the school gymnasium.
The cakes and other items will be
sold at auction, with a loud speaker
hooked up to add to the fun.
The Juniors guarantee plenty of
cakes, pies, cookies and candy for
Smoke Causes Ses»-p
At Yeopim Church
Excitement reigned at the Yeopim ‘
"Baptist Church Sunday morning, when |
“ building became filled with smoke
T) lit was thought it had caught fire.I
" When Lloyd Overton went to Sun
day School he noticed the smoke and
immediately called the Edenton Fire
Department. However, when the fire
men arrived it was discovered that the
stove pipe had rusted out near the
flue, so that the smokfe went into the
building instead of up the chimney.
No damage was done, however.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 4,1954.
! [jniportant Meetijg]
Jesse Harrell, president of
Hicks Memorial Swimming Pool
Corporation, reminds members
that a meeting of the organization
will be held Monday night, Febru
ary 8, in the Municipal Building
at 8 o’clock.
Further plans on the new swim
ming pool for Edenton will be dis
cussed, so that all representatives
are urged to attend the meeting
by the president.
Red Men To Observe
Pest Sachem Night
Monday February 15
Various Stumps Will Be
Filled According to
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, Improved Or
der of Red Men will observe past
sachems’ night at the meeting to be
held Monday night, February 15. The
past sachems, according to seniority,
will fill the various stumps.
Past sachems of the tribe include:
,W. J. Daniels, M. W. Jackson, G. E.
Cullipher, T. J. Wilder, W. A. Munden,
: Frank Hughes, A. S. Hollowell, B. L.
j Knox, N. J. Goodwin, W. E. Baker,
:J. H. Asbell, J. Edwin Bufflap, W. C.
, Hollowed, J. C. Haste, E. W. Lee, R.
; B. Hollowed, L. C. Bunch, E. L. White,
, P. 1,. Smith, C. B. Mooney, Erie Haste,*
| Herbert Baker, L. A. Bunch, M. M.
Perry, W. H. Saunders, the Rev. E. C.
Alexander, George T. White, John
R. Lewis, Robert Whiteman, William
M. Wright, W. M. Rhoades, Leroy
i Skinner, Horace White, Jack Barrow,
E. G. Williford, Henry Aden Bunch,
C. C. Wiggins and L. O. Copeland.
Court House Roof
Must Be Replaced;
Commissioners Are In
formed Present Roof
In Bad Condition
Chowan County Commissioners were
more or less shocked Monday mom
| ing when they were informed that the
j roof on the Court House was in 'a de-
I plorable condition and that it is nec
lessary to put on a new roof.
During the recent rains the roof
leaked to such an extent that the ceil
ing in the panel room was damaged
and it was not until Lloyd Perry was
instructed to fix the leaks that it was
learned that the asbestos shingles on
the roof were in bad shape.
The present asbestos shingle roof
was put on about 15 years ago, so
that the idea of a new roof came as a
surprise to the Commissioners. How
ever, they sensed the need for proper
covering and decided to replace the
asbestos shingles with asphalt shin
gles. Vv W. Byrum, J. R. Peele and
W. E.' Bond were named as a com
mittee to have charge of replacing
the roof. The cost of a new roof is
estimated at $1,034.
Bids Being Received
For Salt Storage Bin
Town Council is advertising for
sealed bids for furnishing materials
and construction of a bulk salt stor
age bin in connection with a water
softening plant. Bids will be receiv
ed until Thursday afternoon, February
11. at 2 o’clock.
Bids will be for a bulk salt stor
, age bin, piping, etc., but without
pump and pressure tank and controls.
Each bid must be accompanied by a.
I certified check for five per cent of
: the amount bid, and, of course, the!
1 Town of Edenton reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
AUXILIARY TO MEET
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Veteran*
of Foreign Wars, Post No. 9280 will
meet Thursday night at 8 o’clock in
the Post home on the old Hertford
highway. All members are urged to
| Chowan 4-H Club Corn Contest Winners
In the above picture is seen Chowan County’s 4-H Club winners and their
fathers, who were honored at last week’s meeting of the Edenton Lions Club,
sponsors of the corn contest. At left is Gerald Harrell in front of his father,
Lester Harrell. Gerald was the winner in the 10 to 12 year-old group. In
the center is Janies Monds in front of his father, B. P. Monds. James was
winner in the group for 15 years and above. At right is Robert Preston Dail
in front of his father, Preston Dail. Robert Preston was winner of the 13 to
14 year-old group.
Quota Crops Is Now
Offered To Farmers
Monday, March 15, Will
Be Deadline to File
The State Agricultural Stabiliza
tion and Conservation Committee has
determined that official pre-measure
ment will be offered to farmers in
every county in 1954 on all quota
crons. Farmers will be required to de
posit with the County Office suffici
ent funds to cover the entire cost of
pre-measurement. The pre-measured
acreage will be rechecked by a differ
ent checker to determine that the
farmer has planted within the pre
-1 measured area. No reporter will be
allowed to do pro-measurement work
in his own community and will not be'
allowed to measure allotment crops for
compliance oh any farm that he pro-;
measured officially or unofficially.
The rate of denosit for pre-measure
ment bos been sot as follows: Mini
mum $2.00 per acre of SIO.OO per farm,
whichever is larger,
\V. A. HarHl chn’rimn of the Cho-'
was County Agricultural Stabilization
.and Conservation Committee, sn vs
that farmers who are interested in the i
pre-measurement of their quota crops,
I should make application at the county
' office prior to the closing date for ac- •
i renting 'request' for pre-measurement
which is Monday, March 15. '
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Tryouts Tn Progress
For Debating Team
Try-outs for the Edenton Junior-
Senior High School debating team
started this week with Mrs. Margaret
Jenkins and Mrs. Louise Blades acting i
The query selected for this year’s :
debate is “Resolved, that the Presi- ]
dent of the United States should be
elected by direct vote of the people.” '
The Edenton school is a member of; 1
the oldest triangular debate and will ■ 1
again compete with Hertford and 1 <
Elizabeth City. t<
Students Chip In For Swimming Pool |
In picture above Marjorie Webb, president of the Student Council at the f
Edenton Junior-Senior High School presents Jesse Harrell, president of Hicks
Memorial Swimming Pool Corporation, a check for SSO as the school’s contri- '
bution toward construction of a pool. The check was presented in the school
gymnasium Friday morning. Although the fund drive has not yet been start- f
ed, the youngsters wanted to be one of the first to show their interest in the r
project.—(Evelyn. Leary Photo.) 1
PTA Will Observe
Founder’s Day At
Meeting February 9
Special Invitation Is Ex
tended to Men to At
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Associa-
I tion will hold its regular meeting in
th Junior-Senior High School Library
Tuesday night, February 9, at 8
o’clock at which time Founder’s Day
will be observed and an interesting
Featuring the program will be a,
brief skit honoring all past PTA presi- j
<t"nts, and a talk entitled “Are Social j
Promotions Lowering the Standards
of our Schools,” by Gerald James,'
principal of the local high school.
Mrs. Roland Vaughan, president of,
' the PTA, extends a cordial invitation I
to a l l men to attend the meeting. |
.“This meeting is for you,” says Mrs.)
Vaughan. “PTA and parenthood are
for males as well as females.” Cof
fee will he served following the meet
On Friday night, February 5, a
; Brunswick Stew supper will be held
in the high school cafeteria prior to
the faculty-varsity basketball game.
It was announced that due to the
public’s desire the opera previously
scheduled for presentation Thursday
night, March 4, has been replaced by
the most colorful of Bizet’s Works,:
“Carmen.” Tickets for the affair will j
go on sale soon.
School Participating In
Scholastic Art Exhibit j
For the first time the Edenton Jun- ,
ior-Senior High School is planning this
spring to participate in the regional
art exhibit sponsored by Scholastic J
Magazine and held in Winston-Salem
North Carolina’s regional exhibit
\v-ill be presented from February 20 to
March 6 and exhibits from the Eden
ton school will include lead pencil 1
drawing, ink drawing, cartoons, pas- !
tels and possibly oil paintings.
’54 March Os Dimes
Drive Is Gradually
Nearing $2,000 Goal
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher As
sociation will observe Founder’s
Day Tuesday night, February 9,
at 8 o’clock in the Junior-Senior
High School Library.
College Day will be observed at
the Edenton Junior-Senior High
School Tuesday morning, Febru
ary 9, from 9 to 11 o’clock.
Annual oratorical contest at j
White Oak Consolidated School
Wednesday night, February 17. i
Sealed bids will be received by ,
Town Council until Thursday,
(Continued on Page Eight) i
Or. Roland Vaughan
Os Heart Fund Drive
Campaign Will Be Con
ducted In February
Dr. Roland Vaughan has been ap
pointed as chairman of the Heart Fund'
in Chowan County and serving with
him in a drive for funds will be Miss
Elizabeth Moore, Mrs. E. K. White,
Mrs. J. H. Conger, Jr., John Mitchen
er, Jr., J. Edwin Bufflap, George Ai
na Byrum, Bill Perry and W. Jordan
| The Heart Fund campaign is con
j ducted during the month of February,
I with the campaign slogan being “Help
I Your Heart Fund—Help Your Heart.”
! Tn Chowan County the drive will he
I conducted through the mail and it is
) hoped there will be a generous re
sponse to the appeal,
j The objective of the Heart Fund is
(Continued on Page Eight)
Equalization Os Real
Estate Is Considered
Plan Discussed at Com
County Tax Supervisor W. P. Jones;
and the County Commissioners on
Monday considered the possibility of
inaugurating a real estate equalization
program in Chowan County.
It was pointed out that this work
will cost approximately $15,000 and
will take at least six months to com
plete by a competent man especially |
trained for this kind of work. |
No action was taken Monday, hut
the Commissioners were asked to con- 1
tact various counties where real es- 1
tate equalization is being or has been 1
done recently and make reports at the i
March meeting. J
126 Benefit Bv Old Age 1
Assistance In January <
During the month of January 126 I
persons in Chowan County received
old age assistance with payments *
amounting to $3,202. Eleven cases of;
aid to dependent children received ,
$463. thirteen aid to blind cases re
ceived $487 and 391 was distributed
among 11 aid to permanent and total
ly disabled cases.
General assistance was given for
| three cases in the amount of $42 58. 1
Other financial assistance included | <
nne case hospitalized outside the coun-p
ty. $12.67 and one burial, $95. J
Service cases included three adult j
no voices under supervision, one per- j 1
"on received veterans rehabilitation in i <
oooooration with the Department of j 1
Public Welfare, two persons receiv- T
°d free eve examinations through the!
N. C. State Commission for the Blind, J
one investigation was made for the lo
"al Draft Roard and 18 children re-j
reived individual service.
PT V SPONSORING BRUNSWICK
STEW SUPPER FRIDAY NIGHT (
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Associa- 1
tion will sponsor a Brunswick stew s
supper in the Junior-Senior High)
School cafeteria Friday night. The
supper will be served from 6 to 7i
o’clock preceding the Faculty-Varsity i
basketball game. o’i
•“ L " >r ” 7 . ■ j&r Year.
Contributions On Tues
day Morning Total
Road Block and Bucket
According to reports turned in up
to Tuesday morning the 1954 March
of Dimes campaign is gradually near
ing the goal of $2,000. Bill Perry, co
chairman of the drive, reported that
as of Tuesday morning contributions
amounted to $1,836.18, only $163.82
short of the $2,000 mark.
Members of both the VFW Post and
Degree of Pocahontas, co-sponsors of
this year’s drive feel very optimistic
that the county will exceed the goal
of $2,000, for Tuesday’s report still
was far from being complete.
According to Mr. Perry, VFW chair
man, and Mrs. J. Edwin Bufflap, Po
cahontas chairman, the report from
the colored people in Edenton was in
complete, as well as from the county
schools and the Junior-Senior High
School in Edenton. Neither has any
report been received from the rural
section, both white and colored, nor
’ the Edenton Marine Corps Auxiliary
Mr. Perry also reported that as of
Tuesday he had not collected the coin
collectors which have been distributed,
so that prospects appear very bright
that when the report is complete Cho
wan County will have gone beyond the
$2,000 mark. Last year the county
contributed something over $1,900.
In connection with the drive a road
block was set up on Broad Street Sat
urday and Pocahontas members and
VFW Auxiliary members were sta
tioned at buckets in the business sec
tion. This scheme netted $428.44 to
ward the drive, with something like
$65 being received in the buckets and
the remainder as the result of the
Both Mr. Perry and Mrs. Bufflap
are very anxious to wind up the drive,
Iso that canvassers are urged to tum
in their reports as soon as possible
and if anybody has been missed who
desires to make a contribution they
should send their donation to either of
the two chairmen at once.
Bov Scouts Today
Troop Will Be Guests at
Club’s Regular Week
Members of Edenton’s Boy Scout
troop. No. 158. will be guests of the
Edenton Rotary Club at its meeting
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
in the Parish House. All members of
the troop as well as Explorer Scouts
have been invited to attend the meet
The Rotary Club is sponsor of the
troop and arrangements for the meet
ing are in charge of Robert Kennan,
Robert Marsh and C. W. Overman.
President John Kramer urges ev
ery Rotarian to make a special effort
to be present to meet the Boy Scouts.
VFW Plan To Stage
Carnival In April
Chowan County Commissioners at
their meeting Monday morning grant
ed permission to William H. Coffield
Post, No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, to sponsor a carnival in April.
The request was made by Bill Per
ry, commander of the post, who stat
ed that it was the purpose to stage
the carnival on the American Legion
property on the Windsor highway.
PT A Presents ‘Carmen*
Instead Os T.a Boheme*
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Associa
tion has changed the opera to be pre
sented Thursday, March 4. The asso
ciation had planned to present “La
Boheme,” but “Carmen” will be pre
TOWN COUNCIL TO MEET
Town Council will hold its February
meeting next Tuesday night at 8
’clock in the Municipal Building.