Volume XXL—Number 11.
Officials Os Town
' edenton City Limits
Matter Tabled Monday
Night Until Later \
At a special meeting: of Town Coun
cil and the Board of Public Works
Monday night some consideration was
given to extending Edenton’s city
A joint committee from both groups
has had several meetings in connec
tion with extending the limits and at
Monday night’s meeting tentative lines
were drawn on a large map as a work
ing basis which, if adopted, would add
approimately 1,000 acres to the area
within the city limits.
However, the proposed extension
lines met with a cool reception Monday
night and while it was the opinion
that there is a need to extend the lim
its, it was decided that too much area
would be included as at present pro
Without taking any official action,
the matter was tabled in order for|
town officials to ponder over the
proposition and consider proposed ex
tension lines at a later meeting.
Sheriff J. A. Bunch
Makes An Announce
ment, of Intention
Sheriff J. A. Bunch this week an
nounced he will be a candidate for re
election in the May election. In con
nection with his announcement the,
Sheriff said: i
“I deeply appreciate the honor of |
serving as Chowan County’s Sheriff \
and thank each and every voter for his j
her support in previous elections,
-e-elected, I shall endeavor to dis-
M\ ge the duties of the office to the
v / best of my ability and to this J
..id I again solicit the vote and sup
port of every voter in the county.” !
BPW Club’s Meeting I
Postponed To March 25
The regular monthly meeting of the
Edenton Business and Professional
Women’s Club has been postponed
from tonight to Thursday night, March
25, according to an announcement by
Mrs. Evelyn Jackson, president. As
usual, the meeting will be held in the
Barker Community House beginning
at 8 o’clock. , ■ i
A Stanley Party will be held fol-1
lowing the business session, with Mrs.
Josie Gay in charge. Club members j
are urged to bring a friend along to i
the meeting. !
[_ Drive Lagging J
According to N. J. George,
Chairman of the Chowan County
Red Cross Fund Raising Drive, |
contributions are lagging and that |
prospects for the county’s goal
Early this week Mr. George re
ported contributions amounted to ,
only about S9OO. Os course, the
report is not complete. Chairman . |
George stated that canvassers ,
have done a splendid job in con- j
tacting homes and business hous
es, but quite a few promised to
donate later. He. therefore, urg- ,
es all who will make a contribu- |
tion to mail or send it to himself |
or R. E. Leary, treasurer.
MeasWseal campaign scheduled
?9 GET UNDER WAY IN CHOWAN THURSDAY
More Than 100,000 Seals Will Be Mailed to Resi
dents of Chowan County; Drive Sponsored
By Edenton Lions Club
The 1954 Easter Seal campaign will
open in Chowan County and through
out the nation today (Thursday). G.
B. Potter, president of the Chowan
County Society for Crippled Children
' dults, announced this week. The
will continue through Easter
t, April 18.
.s 21st annual campaign for crip
pled children and adults is expect
ed to be the most extensive cam
paign in the society’s history. More,
than 100,000 Easter Seals will be (
mailed to residents throughout the;
county by the local chapter of the
Chowan County Society for Crippled
Children and Adults, Mr. Potter said.
The Seal for 1954 is designed in
THE CHOWAN HERALD
j Edenton Unit Os NCEA Officers Elected
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Mrs. Mary Leggett Browning, center, was elected president of the
Edenton unit of the North Carolina Education Association at a meeting
held last week in the Edenton Elementary School library. At left is Miss
lieilig Harney, elected secretary-treasurer, and at right Mrs. Nathan
I Dail, vice president. The three were elected delegates to the NCEA Con
vention in Raleigh Thursday through Saturday of this week. |
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Woman’s Club Art
Show Scheduled To
Be Held April 10-11
Annual Affair Will Be"
Held In Penelope |
iW. Frith Winslow of
; Plymouth Will Judge
i The annual Pit exhibit sponsored by
' the Edenton Woman’s Club will be
| held Saturday and Sunday, April 10
and 11 at the Penelope Barker house.
| Entries from schools must be tum
. ed at the principal’s office by Monday,
1 Anril 5, and adult entries will be tak
en at the Penelone Barker house on
i Thursday, April 8, between the hours
of 10 A. M„ and 2 P. M.
The club does not assume respon
-1 sibility for the loss or damage to any
of the work exhibited.
1 For those who enter exhibits, the j
following rules have been adopted: J
I—Ail1 —Ail work must be original. Cop
j ies of other pictures are not accept
I 2—Any medium may be used (such
as pencil, ink, charcoal, oils, crayon,
3 Any size paper or canvas may be
4 Ribbons will be awarded in each
! homeroom in ea'di individual sehool. i
5 First, second, third, and fourth
prizes, in 'he form of cash awards.
I will be given for over-all exhibits
! from individual schools or school
j q—Adult work will be in a separate
class and not placed in competition
with that of school children.
7—A hobby corner will be set up!
! where unclassified entries, such as
■ photographs, ceramics, needlecraft,
'tinting of photographs, handicrafts,!
I etc., may be exhibited. .<
I W. Frith Wihslow, a professional ar-i
tist from Plymouth, N. C., will judge
The Fine Arts Committee of the I
Woman’s Club composes the steering
’committee in charge of the exhibit.
bright blue, white and yellow. It in
corporates the white lilly symbol of j ‘
the Easter Seal Societies imposed on.
a yellow envelope which symbolizes |
use of Easter Seals.
The chairman emphasized that 91.7 (
per cent of all funds received from’
Easter Seal contributions will re
main right in North Carolina to help:
its thousands of crippled citizens'
through medical care, treatment, phy-|
sical training, recreation, vocational
guidance and many other services.
I Fifty-five per cent of the net gross re
mains with the local society and 45
per cent is remitted to State and
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 18,1954,
j|_ WARNING! J
County Tax Supervisor W. P.
T *»n«'s reports that a number of
| Chowan County taxpayers have
failed to list their property for
Acco-ding to law and orders
f-om the County Commissioners,
the names of all persons, firms
and corporations who have failed
to list their property will be
presented to the Grand Jury at
the March term of Superior Court
and the law will take its course.
William S. Privott
Will Be Candidate
For Clerk Os Court
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Recently Returns Fron
Second Tour In U. S.
Further ripples appeared on Cho
wan County’s political waters Monday
of this week when William S. Privott
I announced he will be a candidate in
the May election for Clerk of Super
ior Court. F. W. Spires, incumbent,
has also announced ho will be a can
didate for re-election.
Tn making his announcement, Mr.
Privott had this to say:
“If elected to the office of Clerk of
Superior Court of Chowan County, I
expect to continue to render the effi
cient and courteous service which has
characterized this office for so many
(years and to furnish the increased ser
vices which a legal education and back
I “T solicit and extend my sincere ap
im eeiation for the vote and support of
I r"\ch Democratic voter of Chowan
Mr. Pwvott has recently returned
home after a second tour in the U. S.
Navy, having been recalled to active
duty at the beginning of the Korean
War. He served as Solicitor from
1932 to 1938. In 1942 he was again
elected Solicitor and the same day he
took the oath of office he was called
back into service and, of course, was
obliged to resign.
VFW Post Sponsoring:
Dance Saturday Night
William H. Coffield Post, No. 9280,
I Veterans of Foreign Wars, will spon
j sor a dance in the Post’s home Sat
urday night March 20, starting at 8
| o’clock. Not only members, hut other
I guests are cordially invited to attend.
Hospital Auxiliary Will
| Meet Friday Afternoon
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CT'<->w\n Hospital Au'’il :nv v will!
meet F’idav afternoon. March 19, at'
3 o’clock in the nurses’ home. Mrs. I
Georg? Hoskins will preside end states!
that a splendid program has been!
[planned, after which tea will be ser--
1 ved. o
Rehearsals Slated To
Begin Monday For ’54
Lions Club’s Minstrel
Show Promises to Be
Bigger and Better
Edenton Lions Club will begin prac
ticing next Monday night for its an
j Altai minstrel to be held Friday night,
| April 9.
J. Clarence Leary, chairman of the
Minstrel Committee, stated that an
excellent show is in the making and a
variety of entertainment is planned
for the evening. |
! President Jesse L. Harrell announc
od at the club’s meeting Monday night
that the Lions State Convention will
he held in Raleigh on June 13, 14 and
15. The following delegates were ap
pointed to attend the convention for
I the Edenton club: Jesse L. Harrell,
A1 Phillips, W. J. Taylor, West Leary
and T. B. Williford. Alternate dele-
Igates named are: A. E. Jenkins, G.
j B. Potter, Parker Helms, N. J. George
] and O. E. Duncan.
William S. Privott was reinstated
in the club by W. J. Taylor. Privott
was the first president of the club
when it was organized in 1937. He
has left the club on a military basis
in good standing on two occasions.
The first time he left was at the be
ginning of World War II when he en
tered the Navy and again in 1949
when he was called back into service.
Heart Fund Appeal
Nets Total $278.50
Members of Local Com
rutile Expresses Ap
preciation For Help
Dr. Roland H. Vaughan, chairman
of the Chowan County Heart Fund
Committee, reports that the 500 let
ters sent out on February 15 have
brought response from 74 individuals
and five business firms, to whom of
ficial acknowledgements have been
Contributions amounted to a total
of $278.50. Os this, $16.18 went for
postal expenses. $65 58 to the Ameri
can Heart Association, and $196.74 to
the North Carolina Heart Association,
and $196.74 to the North Carolina
Heart Association. If Chowan County
had a Heart Association of its own,
affiliated with the State Heart Asso
oiation, the latter would get $52.46
instead of $196.74, and the remaining
$144.28 would stay in the county for
the use of the local Heart Association.
The members of the committee wish
to record their special thanks to Leg
gett & Davis for the use of a window
for a week to display Heart Associa
tion pamphlets; to J. E. Bufflap for
publicity; and to Mrs. R. J. Boyce,
Kathryn Brown, Mrs. J. H. Conger,
Jr., Mrs. A. M. Stanton and Mrs. Hu
bert Williford, volunteers from the
Woman’s Club, who helped address
Wade H. Jordan, Jr.,
Sixteen new Morehead Scholars
have been announced at the Univer-
I sity of North Carolina following four
days of interviews with members of
the Central Scholarship Committee
and Trustees Committee of the More
Among the winners is Wade Hamp
ton Jordan, Jr., of Edenton, a student
at East Carolina College.
The award carries with it a $1,500
scholarship at the University of North
Young Jordan was included in the
1953-54 edition of “Who’s Who Among
Students in American Universities and
Colleges” and since completing his
work at Greenville he has been em
ployed as a chemist in the research
department of Liggett Myers Tobacco
Comnany in Durham. Upon entering
the University he expects to work to
wards a Ph.D. degree in science.
VFW A»ixili‘ary Will
Elect Officers Tonight
The Auxiliary of William H. Cof
field Post, No. 9280, Veterans of For
eign Wars, will meet tonight (Thurs
day), at 8 o’clock in the VFW home.
The principal item of business will
be election of new officers, so that
Mrs. Ellie Mae Parrish, president,
[urges all members to attend.
FOOTBALL FILM AT ROTARY
I Edenton Rotarians enjoyed a pic-
Iture of the Carolina-Virginia football
| game at last week’s meeting. The
I program was in charge of Gilliam
■ Wood, who secured the film for the
Cancer Drive Will
Get Under Way In
Chowan April Ist
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SHERIFF J. A. BUNCH
This week Sheriff J. A. Bunch
. announced he will be a candidate
for re-election in the May elec
i tion. One other candidate has al
ready announced, so that there
will be a contest for the office.
, Chowan High Junior j
Class Will Present
Play Friday Night
, “Star Crazy,” Three-ac
1 Comedy Begins at
a 8 O’clock
1 The Chowan High School Junior
Class will present its annual play this
I Friday night, March 19, at 8 o’clock
p | in the school auditorium.
-j “Star Crazy”, a throe-act comedy by
) Don Elser will be presented with the
/ special permission of the Art Craft
i Play Co.
I “Star Crazy” is the story of .Terrv
> Andrews, (Evangeline Copeland), an
astronomer’s daughter who spends her
> time helping him. When she hears
( that Dick Mallon, (Jackie Morris), a
p big league ball player, is to arrive in
. town, she regrets having put her ca
l reer ahead of marriage to Pick. Don- ;
- na, (Peggy Perry), her kid sister,
f senses this and set out “to right the 1
- wrong”. The fireworks are started
‘ by a little note. Nothing—not even j
, the arrival of Dirk’s fiancee, Joan j
, Mayberry, (Janice Harrell) Hollywood I
- star —stops Donna and her friend Beth
1 Robinson, (Ida Ann Blanchard) and
i the reluctant help of her brother. Bill, j
(Fred Layton) from involving every-,
one. Even Joe Alleot), DeltOn Bunch)
Miss Mayberry’s agent, is going “Star
* You will simply give up—you see I
the seemingly hopeless situations Bill j
? gets into, smile with amusement at t
- good-natured, absent minded Proses-1
rjsor Andrews, (George Jordan) and en-]
F joy the grumbling indifferent maid, j
;|lsabella, (Sara Margaret Asbell).
The play is being directed by Miss
Louise Wilson. >
‘ Entertainment during the interims-1
c sion will be furnished by the Chowan (
t The public is cordially invited to at- j
tend. A small admission will be
j j EASTER SEALS GO ON SALE TODAY
Strides in medical science and technical skills have erased the
old stigma “a cripple,” and a revolutionary change in the attitude
' of the public has created a new atmosphere of acceptance for them,
continuation and expansion of the national movement to rehabilitate
the handicapped through services such as those of the Chowan
1 County Society for Crippled Children and Adults is opening new op
■ portunities for independent, happy lives. Contribute to the 1954 1
Easter Seal campaign now! '
$2.00 Per Year.
Mrs. Aubrey Turberville
And Mrs. W. T. Harry
Cancer Now Ranks Sec
ond Among Nation’s
Mrs. Aubrey (J. Turbeville has been
appointed chairman and Mrs. W. T.
Harry, co-chairman of the American
Cancer Society’s 1954 fund-raising
crusade in Chowan County, it was an
nounced Tuesday. The drive will open
in Chowan County April 1.
The crusade will combine an appeal
for funds with an educational cam
paign to inform the public of the lat
est facts about cancer.
The national goal for 1954 is $20,-
000,000, an increase of $2,000,000 over
| last year’s quota which was oversub
scribed by more than a million dol
lars. The Chowan County quota for
this year has been set at $1,155.00.
“In accepting this appointment,” the
chairman said, “I am deeply aware
Os the important responsibility it en
tails. Cancer now ranks second among
America’s killer and the annual death
toll from the disease is on the in
■ “Increased cancer incidence calls for
| a step up in the tempo of the nation
wide crusade, spearheaded by the
American Cancer Society, to effect an
increased number of cures possible
with present treatment methods un
til such time as the research goal of
cures or preventives of cancer has
“I feel sure that everyone in this
community will want to have a share
in this vital enterprise which has the
ultimate objective of banishing the
spectre of cancer from the daily lives
of future generations of Americans.
“Many can take a direct part in
the campaign by responding when vol
unteers are called for to help in the
fund-raising drive. All can partici
pate by contributing even more gen
erously than they did last year so that
we can succeed in meeting out increas
ed local quota.”
Edenton Lions Club Minstrel
will be presented Friday night,
j April 9, at 8 o’clock in the Ele
| mentary School auditorium,
i Annual Senior play. “Men Are
Like Street Cars,” will be pre
i sented in Ihe Elementary School
auditorium Friday night, April 2,
at 8 o’clock.
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary will
meet Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock
in the nurses’ home.
Annual art exhibit of the Eden
ton Woman’s Club in the Penelope
Barker House Saturday and Sun
day, April 10 and 11.
Woman’s Missionary Union of
| the Chowan Association will meet
in an all day session at the Beth
el Church Wednesday, March 24.
VFW Post, No. 9280, will spon
sor a dance in the Post’s home
Saturday night, March 20, start
! ing at 8 o’clock.
Edenton BPW Club will meet
1 Thursday night, March 25, at 8
o’clock in the Penelope Barker
Community auction at Ameri
j can Legion hut Friday night at 8
Junior Class of Chowan High
School presents annual play Fri
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