Volume XXI. —Number 8.
1954 Red Cross Fund
# using Drive Begins
In Edenton Thursday
N. J. George Is Named
Chairman For Chowan |
GOAL SETAT $3,500
Organization Now Is Be
ing Perfected For
N. J. George has been named chair
man of the annual Chowan County Red
Cross Fund Raising Drive and an
nounced this week that the goal for
the county will be $3,500. Mr. George
is at present perfecting an organiza
tion of canvassers and expects to be
gin the drive for funds Thursday,
Mr. George points out that to meet
its extensive responsibilities for hu
manitarian service at home and
abroad, the American Red Cross has
set a goal of $85,000,000 this year.
This year, in addition to securing the
funds needed, the aim is to enroll 30,-
000,000 active Red Cross members
who will help direct Red Cross work
and who will assist as volunteer work
ers. The theme of the campaign will
be “Answer the Call—Join and Serve.”
A primary responsibility of the or
ganization under its Congressional
Charter, the program includes:
Aid to servicemen, veterans, and
their families in solving personal and
family problems. Financial assist
ance in emergencies. Help with com
munication between servicemen and
their families and giving reports on
home conditions when they are re
Also included are: Recreation in
military hospitals and a clubmobile
program to provide leisuretime group
activities for our troops in Korea.
Voluntary help in Veterans Adminis
tr"‘ion hospital activities for patients.
• applying for government bene
i 'in developing and presenting
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Neigh Concern Is
R* Salt Storage Bin
Lowest of Three Bidden
Gets Job at Cost of
Meeting in special session Monday
morning Town Council authorized the
Board of Public Works to award a
contract to E. P. Brinkley of Raleigh
to construct a bulk salt storage bin on
West Hicks Street.
The Raleigh concern was the lowest
of three bidders for the work at a
price of $5,992.60. The other two bid
ders were Wilbert Harrell of Eliza
beth City, $15,000 and Crain and Dur
bo of Durham, $6,720.00.
The bin will be used to store salt in
connection with the water softener
plan to be installed in Edenton.
At the meeting the Council also ap
proved an on-premise beer license for
Julius Roberts at the Cavalier Grill
on South Broad Street.
At BPW Club Meeting
Slate of New Officers
Will Be Presented at
An interesting program on famous
men born in Febduary was presented
by the membership committee of the
Edenton Business and Professional
Women’s Club at its monthly meeting
held Thursday night in the Barker
Community House. Twenty-five mem
bers and a guest, Mrs. Morris of Wil
son, were in attendance.
Mrs. Mona Hoffler, in charge of the
program, presented Mrs. Mary Willis
who gave brief sketches on the lives
and accomplishments of noted men
bom during this month. She elaborat
d on some of the incidents occurring
I iring the life of George Washing
" jn, first president.
Miss Lena Jones spoke on the po
litical life of Susan B. Anthony, a wo
man made famous by her continued
fights for the rights of women. She ’
was the first woman to ever vote and
for this act was fined SIOO. This!
courageous woman never paid the fine,
for she claimed this was “taxation
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Sings In Carmen
i ' » ’ -M.
When Carmen is presented in
the Elementary School auditorium
Thursday, March 4, William Al
len, Raleigh lyric tenor, will be
heard in the role of Remendado.
_Want A Tree? |
A survey made by the Edenton
Street Department has shown
that in the past few years be
tween 45 and 50 trees have been
cut down in Edenton, some of
which were dead, some damaged
by storms, and others at the re
quest of property owners to make
room for driveways or other rea
It is the purpose of Town Coun
cil to plant trees to replace those
removed on town property so that
anyone desiring a tree planted is
asked to notify J. Edwin Buff lap.
World Day Os Prayer
Will Be Observed In
St Paul’s March 5
All Churches of Com
munity Urged to Par
ticipate In Service
The World Day of Prayer for all the
churches of the community is to be
held this year at St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church on Friday night, March 5, at
Mrs. William Gordon of Spray,
N. C., will speak at the service. “Mrs.
Gordon has reached a spiritual depth
that all of us are looking for,” says
the Rev. Gordon Bennett, rector of
St. Paul’s. “Let us together pray and
give for the spread of God’s King
Os Mrs. Gordon’s several children
five are serving as missionaries
throughout the world.
The offering received at the service
j will be sent to the World Day of
Prayer headquarters and will be used
to further the interdenominational
missionary work of all denomina
tions at home and abroad.
“It is sincerely hoped that all the
churches of the community will par
ticipate in this service and work done
to the glory of God,” Says Mr. Ben
Chowan County Commissioners will
hold their March meeting next Mon
day, March 1, starting at 10 o’clock
in the Court House.
| New Marker |
Last week another historical
marker was erected in Edenton,
which is located near the Boswell
Restaurant and designates the
principal town of the Weapemeoc
Indians. Inscribed on the mark
er is “Weapemeoc—The principal
town of the Weapemeoc Indians.
Visited by Ralph Lane and his col
onists in 1585-1586. Stood near
present day Edenton.”
The marker was secured
through the efforts of the Eden
ton Tea Party Chapter, Daugh
ters of the American Revolution.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 25,1954.
For BasebaH League
For Coining Season
Five Towns Meet Here
Baseball fans from Edenton, Eliza
beth City, Hertford, Colerain and Ply
mouth met in the Court House Thurs
day to further consider the possibili
ties of reviving the Albemarle League.
These representatives expressed their
opinion as to conditions under which
they would like to play, so that the
propect of another amateur baseball
league this summer seemed brighter.
A schedule of 48 games was discuss
ed with four games a week for 12
weeks and a playoff series of three
games in a semi-final series. A five
game series was agreed upon to de
termine the league champions. Also
considered was a standard admission
price at all parks and the use of strict
ly local players, except for the fact
that each team would have the privi
lege of securing three players from
an adjoining county.
Gilbert Vaughan of Plymouth and
W. M. Cozart of Edenton were chosen
to draw up tentative constitution and
by-laws for the group, and another
meeting will be called when the com
mittee is prepared to report.
Representing the various towns at
the meeting were L. M. Brinkley of
Colerain, Gilbert Vaughan of Ply
mouth, Edgar Morris and A. W. Hef
ren of Hertford, George D. Scott and
Jimmy Lowthrop of Elizabeth City
and Palmer Tynch and W. M. Cozart
William Aden Will
Be One Os Singers
In Carmen March 4
Raleigh Lyric Tenor to
Appear In Opera In
Role of Remendado
When the Edenton Parent-Teacher
Association presents the Grass Roots
Opera production of Carmen in the
Elementary School auditorium, Wil
liam Allen, lyric tenor of Raleigh will
be heard in the role of Remendado.
Mr. Allen is a singer of wide experi
ence, having appeared in leading ten
' or roles with the Seaboard Opera Fest
| ival Group, Piedmont Music Festival
Association, Cape Fear Festival As
sociation and the Colony Opera Guild.
, With these various groups he has ap
peared in The Student Prince, Car
men, Martha, The Magic Flute. HMS
Pinafore, The Mikado, The Gondoliers,
La Traviata, The Bartered Bride and
The Tales of Hoffman. With Grass
Roots Opera he appears in Carmen,
La Traviata, School For Lovers, Don
Pasquale and La Boheme. During the
1952 season he toured the United
States with the Wagner Opera Com
pany’s production of Carmen. Dur
ing the summer of 1953 he sang the
leading tenor role in Don Giovanni and
other operas at the Colony Opera
Guild in Schroon Lake, New York.
On April 18, 1953, the New Bern,
N. C., Sun-Journal commented, “The
tenor voice of William Allen . . . took
fine advantage of the several instanc
es in the score for lovely lyric sing
ing. His serenade in the garden scene
at the end of the performance and the
love duet with Norina provided two
well-remembered musical moments of
On February 26, 1953, the Raleigh,
N. C., News and Observer reported,
“William Allen, easily one of the most
skilled tenors in the State, gave the
part of Ernesto credulity.”
Carmen will be presented Thursday
night, March 4, at 8 o’clock. Mrs.
J. J. Ross, chairman of the Onera
Committee, announces that tickets
may be obtained at Mitchener’s Phar
Walter Anderson Will
Be Methodist Speaker,
Walter Anderson, formerly connect- 1
ed with the State prison, will speak
at the 11 o’clock service at the Metho
dist Church next Sunday morning.
Mr. Anderson is now working for the
Board of Missions and Church Exten
sion of the North Carolina Methodist
Conference, having turned down sev
eral more lucrative positions since he
left prison work.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
An emergent communication of
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F., & A.
M., will be held tonight (Thursday) at
8 o’clock in the Court House. W. M.
Rhoades, master, urges all members
to be present and extends a cordial in
vitation to visiting Masons to attend.
Mrs. R. P. Badham Is 1
Elected President Os
Auxiliary At St Paul’s
i Mrs. William Swets Is
Principal Speaker at
Mrs. Richard P. Badham was unani
mously elected president of the Wo
man’s Auxiliary of St. Paul’s Episco
pal Church at the February 11th wed
ding meeting in the Parish House.
1 Twenty-seven members were present
with Mrs. John Kramer presiding in
the absence of Mrs. George K. Mack,
Mrs. Badham, who has previously
served as president, will take over her
! official duties at the March meeting.
Mrs. Mack will retire after two suc
-1 cessful years in office.
The World Day of Prayer will be
1 held in the Episcopal Church March
1 sth at 7:30 P. M„ with Mrs. William
Gordan as speaker, it was announced
: by the Rev. Gordon Bennett.
During the business session it was
1 voted to have the executive commit
tee make a plan for the disbursement
1 of the money netted from the bazaar
1 in November. The group also agreed
I to an assssment of $425 as in 1953
for the Woman’s Auxiliary apportion
Guest speaker for the afternoon was
; Mrs. William Swets, who gave an en
lightening talk on leprosy. She em
phasized the need of knowledge of
j the disease and the social acceptance
1 of it, as there are more contagious di
[ seases which do not bear the stigma
c that the leper does. “With an under
standing of the disease, we can do a
great deal for the individual and his
family, as leprosy has no respect for
age, race, color, social standing or
locale,” she stated.
Revival Will Begin In
1 Presbyterian Church
' On Monday, March 1
The Rev. Terrill Lytle of
Manitou Beach, Mich., I
3 1 Will Be Preacher
j The Rev. Terrill Lytle, gifted young
', gospel preacher from Manitou Beach,
■ Michigan, will speak at special evan
gelistic services to be held in the Pres-
J byterian Church from March 1 to
March 10, every night at 7:30 o’clock.
Mr. Lytle, who has been active in
young people’s work for several years, I
is well known throughout the Mid
j west for his “Sermons from Magic,”
’ his Gospel chalk-talks, and his ability
j as a vocalist and as a saxophone play
, er. All of his talents have been con
secrated to the Lord, and he has been
| greatly used both as an evangelist and
j a pastor.
I Special music will also be furnished
by the young people of the Presby
terian Church, and there will be con
, gregational singing of the grand old
j time Gospel hymns.
Everyone is invited to attend all of
these services, and all Christians are
, asked to remember them in prayer,
i that God will use them to send a gen
: uine Holy Spirit revival.
John Beere Day
At School Tonight
: Annual Affair Sponsor
ed By Hobbs Imple
Tonight (Thursday) in the Edenton
! Elementary School auditorium Hobbs
Implement Company will stage its an
nual John Deere Day, when farmers
and their families are cordially invit
ed to attend a free and outstanding
( entertainment. Five color films will
’ibe shown, with the feature picture be
|ing “Mr. Christmas,” the story of
• i which revolves around a small town’s ;
' [centennial celebration and the selec-j
• tion of the guest of honor for the j
• j event. Some of Hollywood’s outstand
ing character players are featured in
: The entertainment is free and valu
• able attendance prizes will be award
‘ ed at the show, which is expected to
fill the auditorium.
f Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree
• of Pocahontas, will meet Friday night,
at 8 o’clock in the Red Men hall. A
3 candidate is scheduled to be initiated, j
- ! so that Mrs. Hoskin Bass. Pocahontas, j
. urges every member to attend.
Sidney WMtanfe, Is
4-H Peanut Champ
In Chowan For 1953
| Revival Speaker |
* IXfl WL
' r jiyHs
REV. TERRILL LYTLE
From Monday, March Ist, to
1 Wednesday, March 10th, the Rev.
Terrill Lytle of Manitou Beach,
Michigan, will preach at revival
services in the Presbyterian
■ Red Cross bloodmobile will be
in Edenton Friday, February 26. I
Art exhibit sponsored by the |
1 Edenton Woman’s Club being >
planned for some time in April.
Edenton PTA will present the
opera “Carmen” Thursday, March
Revival services will be held in
the Presbyterian Church from
Monday, March 1, to Wednesday,
Chowan County Commissioners
1 will meet next Monday, March 1,
i at 10 o’clock in the Court House.
Walter Anderson, formerly con
nected with the State prison, will
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12 Now Enrolled In
Nurses’ Aid Class
At Chowan Hospital
Auxiliary Will Recruit
! Blood Donors For
The volunteer nurses’ aid class at
Chowan Hospital is meeting every
Monday night at 8 o’clock and is mak
ing fine progress under the guidance
of Mrs. Arlene J. Fallis.
The 12 women who are giving their
time arid talents in this training for
community service are: Mesdames
Thomas E. Ward, James Bond, Martin
Wisely, Haywood Phthisic, John Bur
ton Harrison, George Hoskins and
Misses Pat Ward, Catherine Hill, Peg
gy White, Frances Tillett, Louise
Smith and Thelma White.
The Auxiliary voted to undertake
the recruiting of blood donors during
the next four visits of the bloodmo
bile. The president, Mrs. George Hos
kins, appointed Mrs. A1 Phillips and
I Mrs. T. C. Byrum, Jr., as co-chairman
of this work.
Mrs. W. J. Daniels announced that
her sewing committee had made and
mended 121 garments during January.
Mrs. A1 Phillips and Mrs. A. F. Down
urn are in charge of flowers for Feb
ruary and Mrs. Medlin Belch and Mrs.
L. F. Ferguson will plan tray favors
for the year.
Mrs. H. R. Mackey gave a delight
ful talk and demonstration of her
work in ceramics, after which tea was
served by Mrs. J. J. Long and Mrs. J.
EASTERN STAR MEETS MONDAY
Edenton Chapter of the Eastern
Star will meet in the Court House
Monday night at 8 o’clock. Mrs. E.
,B. Edwards, worthy matron, urges all
| members to be present.
| Dive Pint Os Blood]
The Red Cross bloodmobile is
scheduled for another visit tr
Edenton Friday and will be sta
tioned at the Edenton armory
from 10 A. M., to 4 P. M.
Again for this visit the coun
' j tv’s quota will be 150 pints, and
Jesse Harrell, chairman for Cho
, | wan County, is appealing for
, 1 blood donations to the end that
1 the quota will be reached.
$2.00 Per Year.
Awarded Trophy at Ro
tary Club’s Meeting
Contestants and Fathers
Entt ained By Ro
At a meeting of the Edenton Ro
tary Club held Thursday night, when
the Rotarians entertained 4-H Club
boys who participated in the 1953 pea
nut growing contest and their fathers,
Sidney White, Jr., was named the
county winner with a total score of
94 points. While Young White’s yield
was 2,950 pounds for an acre, 132
pounds under James C. Boyce, he gain
ed the extra points in compliance prac
tices and records kept.
White was presented a beautiful
gold trophy from the Rotary Club,
sponsor of the project, while cash
prizes donated by the Edenton Pea
nut Company went to James C. Boyce,
in second place; Jack Byrum, third;
Harold L. Bunch, fourth. All of the
other boys in the contest received
beautiful automatic pencils.
The 24 boys participating in the
contest and the yield for their acre
of peanuts follow:
I Sidney White, Jr., 2,950; James C.
[Boyce, 3,082; Jack Byrum, 2,848; Har
idd L. Bunch, 2,770; Carlton Perry,
2,457; Marvin Davenport, 2,562; Lar
ry Harrell, 2,669; Sammy Byrum, 2,-
500; J. D. Parrish, 2,424; Leon Priv
ott, 2,418; Sherwood Harrell, 2,231;
Billy Goodwin, 2,249; Millard Layden,
2,412; Wesley Layden, 2,412; Ronald
Perry, 2,093; Emmett Perry, 2,016;
Rufus Smithson, Jr., 1,900; Ray Priv
ott, 2,160; Larry Skinner, 1,900; Carl
Forehand, 2,470; Paul Byrum, 1,676;
Jack Evans, 1,850; Larry Lowe, 2,024;
Dick Lowe, 2,024.
In commenting upon this year’s con
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Rotary Club Adopts
Closing U.S. Hatchery
Members Sign as Indivi
duals, as Well as
At last week’s Rotary meeting the
Edenton Rotary Club adopted a reso
lution requesting the U. S. Fish
Hatchery to remain in operation. Ru
mors have been circulating that opera
tions at the Fish Hatchery, as an econ
omy move on the part of the admin
istration, will be suspended the last
of this month and that W. C. Bunch,
superintendent, will be transferred to
a hatchery in Arkansas. It is also ru
mored that while closing the Edenton
hatchery other new hatcheries have
been or"wi!l be opened.
All of the Rotarians at the meet
ing, signed the resolution, as well as
guests present when 4-H Club peanut
growing contestants and their fathers
Contest Under Way
Prizes Will Be Awarded
At Close of Contest
The Chowan County Supervisors of
the Albemarle Soil Conservation Dis
trict met on Wednesday night, Febru
ary 10, to work out plans for sponsor
ing a Conservation Poster Contest. J.
H. Holmes, Superintendent of the
Edenton' Public Schools and W. J.
Taylor, Superintendent of Chowan
County Schools met with the Super
visors and helped in planning the con
Lloyd C. Bunch, chairman of Cho
wan County Supervisors, announced
that the Conservation Poster Contest
would be for the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades of the Edenton Elemen
tary School; for the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades of the Rocky Hock School
and for the fourth, fifth and sixth
grades of the Chowan Elementary
The contest started on February 22,
and will close on March 12, 1954.
According to Mr. Bunch, a prize of
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