Volume XXl.—Number 9.
New Home Agentsjl
Miss Hattie Singjetary j
Will Succeed Mrs. Imo- I
Miss Clara Mason New
Assistant Agent as of
In an afternoon session Monday
Chowan County Commissioners ap
proved a new home agent and a new
assistant home agent. Present at the
meeting were County Agent C. W.
Overman, Mrs. Esther G. Willis, dis
trict home demonstration agent, and
Miss Hattie Singletary and Miss Clara
Miss Singletary was approved as
home agent to succeed Mrs. Imogenej
Cochrane, whose wedding to George
Alma Byrum is scheduled to take
place in April. Mrs. Cochrane will
resign on April 1, at which time Miss
Singletary will take over her new du
ties unless some complications develop.
Miss Singletary is a native of Bla
den County, a graduate of Flora Mac
Donald College and has had varied ex
perience. She has been employed at
Statesville for two years as assistant
home agent and will come to Chowan
very well recommended.
Miss Mason will fill the position of
assistant home agent and for the re
mainder of the fiscal year will work
jointly with Chowan and Perquimans
4-H Clubs. The position has been va-1
cant for some time, and it is hoped at
the beginning of the fiscal year each
county will be able to employ a full
Miss Mason is a native of Hyde
County and u graduate of East Caro
lina College. She was highly recom
mended by Mrs. Willis as well as oth
er Extension officials. She is sched
-led to report for duty March 16 to
v de her time between Chowan and
r ' r> juimans counties. ,
■ J he Commissioners were vary fav
orably impressed with the two young
ladies, and they, too, in turn expressed
their pleasure to be able to work in
For Swimming Pool
Fund Drive Is Delayed
Pending Ruling on
Plans for the new proposed swim
ming pool in Edenton are progressing
with the adoption of the by-laws for
the organization by the board of trus
tees at a meeting held Monday night
in the Municipal Building.
A site for the swimming pool has
already been offered by the Town of
Edenton, located between the Armory
and Park Avenue, but at the present
time the board can make no move as
to accepting or rejecting the offer un
til an engineer arrives here to look
the situation over and see if the spot
is suitable for building a swimming
Jesse Harrell, president of Hicks
Memorial Swimming Pool Corpora
tion, presided at the meeting and ap
pointed a building committee compos
ed of R. N. Hines, chairman, Geddes
Potter, J. Clarence Leary, Sr., and J.
H. Conger, Sr.
Mr. Hines stated that he has con
tacted an engineer to come to Eden
ton and give his opinion as to whether
the proposed site will be satisfactory
for the pool. The Town heads say
that if the present site is not a suit
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Edenton PTA Will
Meet Tuesday Night
“Functions of the Elementary
School,” will be the topic of the pro
gram for the Edenton Parent-Teacher
meeting to b held Tuesday night,
March 9, in the Elementary School Li
brary, beginning at 8 o’clock.
Ernest Swain, principal of the Ele
mentary School, will be in charge of
the program. He will present a pro
gram similar to the one presented a
year ago concerning the Junior-Senior
High School, expressing the needs and
desires of the school.
DAR CHAPTER MEETS MAR. 10
The Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution
will -hold its March meeting in the
James Iredell house on East Church
Street Wednesday afternoon, March
10 at 3:30 o’clock. All members of
the chapter are urged to attend.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Opera Singer |
Among the singers in the opera
Carmen, which will he presented ’
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in
the Elementary School auditorium
will be John Shearin of Weldon.
Tonight At 8 O’clock
In School Auditorium
Opera In English Spon
sored By Edenton
P. T. A.
1 Tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in
the Edenton Elementary School audi
torium the opera Carmen, in English,
will be presented. The opera is spon
‘ sored by the Edenton Parent Teachers
■ Association, and it is helped a large
[! number will turn out to hear it. 1
Among those who will take part is
John Shearin of Weldon, who sings
the role of Zuniga, Captain of Drag
ons. Mr. Shearin is a graduate of the
University of North Carolina and J
while at college he performed many.
I leading roles with the Carolina Play
i makers, and created the role of
I j “Tsali” in “Unto These Hills”, the out
j door drama performed each year at
I Cherokee. With the Army Special
l Services he appeared as “Jud Fry” in
“Oklahoma” and toured the Far East
for 14 months as leading bass-bari
tone with a light opera repertory com
pany. While in Japan he made a
• group of recordings for the Nippon
- Columbia Company. He also appear
• ed in concert and club appearances in
• New York City and surrounding towns.
;l Mr. Shearin studied with Walter
IGolde and Sydney Dietch in New
, j York.
Red Men Wiener
Roast March 15th
, j Wives and Pocahontas
! Members Especially
Chowan Tribe of Red Men will stage
a weiner roast in its hall Monday
• night, March 15, starting at 7:30;
■ o’clock. For the affair all Red Men
■ and their wives and members of the
’ Degree of Pocahontas and their hus
• bands are cordially invited.
Walter Bond, sachem of the tribe,
appointed Ernest Lee, Frank Hughes
and Horace White as a committee in
charge of the affair.
: Comdr. William Privott
Released From Navy
Commander W. S. Privott has re
-1 turned to his home in Edenton, after
, completing his second tour of duty
• i with the United States Navy.
J Commander Privott was released
■ from active duty on February 28,,
1 1954. For the past sixteen months
■ he has been stationed at the Naval
; Air Station in Atlantic City, New Jer
• sey, where} as Administrative Offi
1, cer, he served on the staff to the
j Commander of all Naval Air Bases in
the Fourth Naval District.
SUFFERS SLIGHT STROKE
i Friends will regret to learn thgt
! W. A. Munden was stricken with a
i light stroke Saturday. One side of
i his body and his speech was somewhat
’ affected, but otherwise his condition
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 4,1954.
128 Pints Os Blood .
Donated In Edenton
At Bloodmobile Visit
Dr. A. M. Stanton Will,
Be New Chairman of
On Friday of last week 128 pints of i
blood was donated when the Red Cross
bloodmobile appeared at the Edenton
armory. The quota was 150 pints and
exactly that number volunteered, al
though 22 were rejected. Os the 128
who were accepted, 68 were Marines
and 60 civilians.
Jesse Harrell, chairman of the Cho
wan County Red Cross blood program,
desires to extend his appreciation to
the general public for its cooperation
while he has been chairman. He is
succeeded as chairman by Dr. A. M.
Stanton, who will direct the next
blood donation program.
Those who contributed a pint of
blood Friday were:
Prentice Raymer, W. J. P. Earn
hardt, Racco J. Alexander, E. L. Jaw
orski, Robert Trenholm, Joseph Hara
sti, Robert Hollings, Anthony J. Ber-.
I nardi, John J. Hainsworth, Terrance
Stevens, George M. Sneed, Thomas C.J
Lopez, Dana L. Shires, Rodger W.
Guilford, John E. Groxy, Jack A. Barr,
Roger, E. Gibbons, Harry W. Carlin,
Preston Cayton, L. R. Sutton, James
H. Edwards, Bruce B. Holland, Barry
Rumberger, Edmond E. Auge, Delbert
C. Haws, Marvin S. Sobel, Adam B.
Weidenhammer, Richard T. Avery,
Leon B. Hicks, Lowella Walker, Joan
Miller, Mrs. Rufus G. White, L. B.
Alexander, Malcolm P. Ball, Homer
A. Potter, Roy I. Phillips, Mrs. Grace
Swanner, Charlie Swanner, Robert H.
Pearce, Harold D. Pipke, Gary H.
Duchesne, Charles A. Black, Willie L.
Adams, Ronald W. Wiles, Louis L. Ku
linski, Dallas W. Snelson, John F.
Dooley, James Montague, Harry Leis
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Worlil D?»y Os Praver
Service Friday Night
In St Paul’s Church
; Mrs. William Gordon of
Spray Will Be Prin
| cipal Speaker
Friday night in St. Paul’s Episco
pal Church the World Day of Prayer
will be observed. The service, start
: ing at 8 o’clock, is for all churches
in the community, and it is hoped
many members will cooperate by at
The principal speaker for the ser
vice will be Mrs. William Gordon of
Spray, N. C. The offering received
will be sent to the World Day of
Prayer headquarters to be used in
furthering interdenominational mis
’ sionary work of all denominations at
home and abroad.
N.J. George Elected
Varsity Club Prexy
Officers Elected at Club
Meeting Held Last
At a meeting of the Varsity Club
held last week N. J. George, a mem
ber of the Edenton school faculty, was
: elected president for the current year.
Mr. George was the first president
of the club and succeeds A1 Phillips.
Other officers elected were Cecil
Fry, vice president: Parker Helms,
secretary: and Ben Perry, treasurer.
After the election of officers, the
Varsity Club voted to have a Sports
Award Assembly. It was decided to
forego the banquet so that the club
could apply their efforts toward the
realization of a swimming pool. The
banquet will again be held next year.
No definite date was set for the
Sports Award Assembly.
A1 Phillips was appointed as the
club’s representative to the swim
ming pool council. Joe Thorud was
aooointed as representative to the
'Teen Age Council. A planning com
mittee composed of the president, vice
nresident, secretary, Joe Conger, Jr.,
and Bill Cozart was appointed..
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Jurors Selected To
Serve At Next Term
Os Superior Court
Judge Leo Carr of Bur
lington Scheduled to
At Monday’s meeting of the Chowan
County Commissioners 50 jurors were
picked from the jury box to serve at
the next term of Chowan Superior
Court which is scheduled to convene
Monday, March 29.
This will be a mixed term with
Judge Leo Carr of Burlington sched
uled to preside.
Those selected for jury duty are as
Sanford W. Bass, Jesse Copeland,
J. O. Layden, Nolan Toppin, George
S. Twiddy, A. S. Hollowell, L. R. Sut
ton, E Z. Evans, Ellsworth Blanchard,
George W. Bennett, Henry W. Brab
ble, J. Lyn Perry, Richard A. Hollo
well, John F. Perry, L. M. Harrell,
J. C. Winslow, Maynard H. Chappell,
Troy Toppin, W. A. Harrell, L. G.
Ward, Lloyd Overton, Jr., Vivian O.
Copeland, G. W. Davidson, Lee Small,
M. E. Parker, J. Carroll Byrum, Jr.,
I William T. Forehand, Haywood L.
Boyce, Henry Allen Bunch, J. C. Hen
idrix, Cecil H. Hollowed, Frank Miller,
E. F. Parks, Earl Bunch, Bristoe Per
ry, John E. Perry, Jr., Thurrell G.
Bunch, Charlie T. Dixon, H. J. Chap
ped, Herman Lane, Charles B. Hardi
son, Claude Perry, James Baker, T. C.
' Byrum, Jr., Leonard J. Bass, B. W.
Evans. Robert C. Hassell, T. C. Jack
’ son, Paul Ober and L. C. Baker.
For March Os Dimes
Amount To $2,576.84
j Campaign Ended And
! Sponsors Grateful For
Reports have been completed for the
I 1954 March of Dimes and according to
! Bid Perry, contributions amount to
$2,576.84. This year's March of
. Dimes was sponsored by William H.
! Coffield Post, No. 9280, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, and Chowanoke Coun
cil, No. 54, Degree of Pocahontas, with
| Mr. Perry and Mrs. J. Edwin Bufflap
'acting as co-chairmen.
Both of the chairmen and members
‘ of their respective organizations are
■ delighted over the success of the cam
-1 paign, for which a goal of $2,500 was
I sought at the outset. The chairmen
• want to express their sincere thanks
and appreciation to all who in any
way helped in the drive, those who so
- licited as wed as those who made con-
• Mr. Perry in closing the campaign,
, submitted the following report of con
- ndustry slll.OO
Business Houses 623.30
White Residents 453.09
Edenton Elementary School— 158.95
Pocahontas Card Party 10.00
Road Block and Bucket Collec
i Junior-Senior High School 50.0 Q
i Colored Business and Residents 64.00
} Colored High School —— 70.42
Chowan High School 105.23
| Rocky Hock School 15.00
White County Business tltid
White Oak School 3^.65
St. John’s School —— 4.7§
Colored County Residents - 38.07
’ | Coin Collections 92.58
J Marine Corps Air Station 49.87
i Eire Chief R. K. Hall Is
- Honorary Member Ohio
. Fire Chiefs’ Association
Edenton’s veteran fire chief, R. K.
Hall was signally honored late last
week when he received a membership
■ card making him an honorary member
of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association.
The membership card was presented
Ito Mr. Hall by Fire Chief James P.
1 1 Flynn of Cleveland. Ohio, and is the
■ i first such membership to be awarded
1 1 in North Carolina.
>1 Cap’n Dick Hall has the reputation
■I of being: the oldest active fire chief
> in the United States, and he is very
~ proud of his honorary membership in
j the Ohio Association,
i The Ohio firemen learned of Mr.
Hall’s renutation in a newsnaper ar
ticle which prompted the action.
PTRLE CI.ASS MEETS
» Woman’s BMe Class of
. ’ "*->n Bantist. Obr'vh will meet
’ TV - ' -ie-ht at 7-to n’riook at the'
» ■'’••• .* ’ 'll member- urged ttrj
1954 Red Cross Fund
Raising Campaign Is
Slated Start Today
In an effort to raise funds for
the troop, members of the Eden
ton Boy Scouts, Troop No. 156,
will sponsor a scrap paper drive i
Saturday, March 6, starting at 9
o’clock in the morning and con
tinuing until 4 o’clock in the af
ternoon. The drive will be in
charge of Jack Habit, Scoutmas
ter of the troop.
During the day the Scouts will
collect any paper given to them
if placed at convenient places.
263 Now Enrolled
In Hospital Auxiliary
i In Current Drive
- With Campaign Still In
complete, More Mem
As a result of a membership drive
conducted by the Chowan Hospital
Auxiliary, 263 members had been en-,
rolled up to early this week. The drive j
has not been completed, so that other |
members enrolled will appear in The ■
Herald next week.
Members up to early this week are
I as follows:
VFW Club, Mrs. George Hoskins,
| Mrs. J. J. Long, Mrs. J. G. Camnen, j
j Mrs. H. B. Jones, Mrs. Walter M. Wil- 1
1 1 kins. Mrs M. W. Jackson, Mrs. Mar-1
* tin Wisely, Mrs. Ernest Leary, Mrs. I
Albert Byrum, Mrs. Mary L. Brown- j
ing, Mrs. Jimmie Earnhardt, Mrs. j
John Bond, Mrs. Boyd Harless, Mrs. j
Sam Ross, Jessie Byrum, Mrs. Ernest |
e Lee, Mrs. R. A. Mansfield, Mrs.
o George Privott, Mrs. T. B. Smith, Mrs.
Oj Percy Smith, Mrs. L. S. Byrum, Mrs.
f M. L. Bunch, Mrs. West Leary, Mrs. i
[Jm. L. Flynn, Mrs. Henry Goodwin,
f Mrs. Wallace Goodwin, Miss Agnesi
- Chappell, Mrs. R. P. Badham, Mrs. j
h John Wheeler, Mrs. Junius Davis, I
p Miss Margaret Pruden, Mrs. D. M.!
I Warren, Mrs. L. P. Williams, Mrs. j
s David Q. Holton, Mrs. J. M. Price, Mrs. I
e George I. Dail, Mrs. J. A. Powell, Mrs J
_. R. D. Dixon, Mrs. Frank Wood, Mrs. i
s j Fred Wood, Mrs. J. E. Wood, Miss Lou-'
n ( ise Coke, Miss Zene Elliott, Mrs. J.
s i H. Conger, Mrs. John Lee Spruill, Mrs.
„jW. B. Rosevear, Mrs. J. A. Moore,
Miss Elizabeth Moore, Mrs. John
Mitchener, Mrs. J. N. Pruden, Mrs. Le
land Plant, Mrs. Oscar Elliott, Mrs.!
, Hector Lupton, Mrs. Earl Edwards,;
’ Mrs. Italph Parrish, Mrs. W- J- Ber-,
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’ Masons Will Observe
" Past Masters' Night
“j Old-Timers Will Fill Va-
S| rious Stations and
5] Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F., &
s A. M„ Will hold a stated eommunioa
- 11 tiori tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in
8' the Court House.
| At this meeting the lodge will ob-
T" serve Past Master’s Night, when C. T.
1 j Griffin, iniffiediate past master, Will
be presented a past master's jewel afl4
3ipast masters, according to seniority
J will fill the various Stations and places
I for the meeting. j
1 W. M. Rhoads, master of the lodge,,
i urges all members to be present and
J extends a cordial invitation to visiting j
t; Masons to attend.
r Eastern Star Will Hold j
i Cake Sale Saturday,
Members of the Edenton Chapter
of the Eastern Star will conduct a ,
cake sale at the Quinn Furniture Com- I
pany Saturday morning, starting at
10 o’clock. Cakes, pies, cookies, etc.,
will be for sale and the ladies prom
ise a goodly number of items to choose:
ROTARY CLUB MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
Parish House. The program will be
presented by the Rev. Terrill Lytle,
who is conducting revival services at
the Presbyterian Church. President
"I John KraTuer urges a 100 per cent
Chairman N. J. George
Names Group of Can
vassers For Drive
Dr. A. F. Downum, Chap
ter Chairman Re
N. J. George, chairman for the 1954
Red Cross Fund Raising Drive in Cho
wan County, has announced that the
campaign will get under way today
(Thursday) in the hope that it can be
completed by Thursday of next week.
The county’s quota is $3,500.
In preparation for the canvass for
contributions, Mr. George has an
nounced the following officers and
canvassers for the drive:
Co-chairman, Joe Thorud; treasurer,
R. E. Leary; Mrs. Tom Cross, Jr., and
Jack Habit, co-chairmen for the busi
ness district; commanding officer at
Marine Air Station, with the following
Mrs. Richard Hardin, Westover
Heights; Mrs. L. A. Patterson, West
Queen and Broad Street to the
Sound; Mrs. Albert Lassiter, East
Queen Street to the Mill Village and
Sound; Mrs. Guy Hobbs and Mrs. Les
ter Forehand, East Queen Street to
■ Broad and the armory; Mrs. Thurston
(Stallings and Mrs. Clyde Hollowell,
| North Edenton; Mrs. N. J. George,
Morris Circle; Mrs. Ben Perry. Albe
marle Court; A1 Phillips, Mill Village;
Mrs. Imogene Cochrane, white resi
dents in the county; J. B. Small, col
ored residents in the county; D. F.
Walker, colored high school; Ernest
I Swain, Edenton Elementary School.
I In commenting upon the county’s
(drive for funds, Dr. A. F. Downum,
chapter chairman, points out that in
J 1953 Campaign approximately 81,400
(was collected in the county. Os this
.'amount 51 per cent, or $726.47 was
' retained in the county chapter for all
purposes. The pro rata share of the
! blood program expense was $817.25
| and total expenditures of the chapter
) for 1953 were $1,296 against an in
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I Aces Puli Curtain On
| Basketball Season
Win Final Game From
Tarboro: Girls Again
On Short End
; Coach Alton Brooks’ Edenton Aces
, pulled down the curtain for the eur
' rent basketball season Friday night
in the school gymnasium when they
defeated Tarboro 54-34.
Ray Rogerson paced the Aces with
16 points, followed by Lyn Bond with
10. For the visitors, who used about
a dozen players, T. Sasser led with 8
j points, followed by Smith with 5.
In the first game the Edenton girls
lost to Tarboro by a score of 63-49.
, I Faye Haste led the Edenton girls with
21 points, followed by Evelyn Bunch
with 18 and Lois Priyott with 10. Fof
the visitors Adler led with 29 points,
followed by Ange with 28.
For the season the Aces have won
§ix games and lost 13, while the girls
have been unable to claim the long
1 efid of a score in a single game. %
Talent Show Friday
Night At Rocky Hock
Sponsored by the Oak Grove Home
. De.Wnstratiob Club, a talent show will
I be in the Rocky Hock Cen
, tral Schodl Friday night, March 6, at
; 8 o’clock. A small admission will he
On the program will be talent from
' Suffolk, Roducco, Gatesville, Hobbs
iville, as well as some local talent. The
is cordially invited to attend
i and enjoy an evening of good enter-
Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revo
lution will meet Wednesday after
noon, March 10, at 3:30 o’clock in
the James Iredell house.
Town Council will hold its
March meeting in the Municipal
Building Tuesday night, March 9,
at’ 8 o’clock.
’ Red Men will stage a weiner
roast in their hall Monday night,
Mhtck 15, at 7JO o’clock.
Edenttar Parent-Teacher Asso
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