Volume XXl.—Number 17.
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Drive For Swimming Pool Begins Tuesday
Career Day Program
In Edenton School
Students Select Choice
Os Four Vocations to
Rotarians Prepared to
Edenton’s Rotary Club has planned
a unique program for today’s meet
ing when Career Day will be observed
at the Junior-Senior High School
from 1:20 to 3:15 o’clock.
The Rotarians are scheduled to meet
in the school cafeteria at 12:30 o’clock,
where they will be served lunch, after
which the Career Day exercises will
Each student in the school has been
asked to make a choice of four voca
tions in order of their preference,
which were chosen from the follow
Architects, home ecenomists, physi
cians, reporters, photographers, cler
gymen and religious workers, farmers,
secretaries, telephone operators, au
tomobile salesmen, foresters, contrac
tors, mechanics, beauticians, police,
nurses, teachers, brokers, electricians.
Rotarians have been asked to be
prepared either themselves or have
someone else on hand to answer ques
tions asked by the students about the
The afternoon will be divided into
three thirty-minute periods with five
minutes between periods. Students
provided with a list of ques
keep in mind as they listen to
a discussion of various careers.
Over 300 Members
In Hospital Auxiliary
Mrs. Albert Byrum Re
ports on Recent Drive
Mrs. Albert Byrum, chairman of the
Chowan Hospital Membership Drive,
announced this week that as a result
of the drive over 300 members have
joined the organization.
The latest to be added to the Au
xiliary are as follows:
Mrs. Rodney Harrell, Miss Beulah
Evans, Mrs. Henry Bunch, Mrs. Her
bert Hollowell, Mrs. Lloyd Bunch,
Mrs. Gilbert Harrell, Mrs. W. A. Har
rell, Mrs. E. E. Harrell, Mrs. John
Layton, Mrs. Geo. A. Byrum, Mrs.
Ruth Spruill, Mrs. Willetta Copeland,
Mrs. Frank Holmes, Mrs. J. M. Jones,
Sr., Mrs. Carey Evans, Mrs. Tom
Bunch, Mrs. J. W. Hollowell, Mrs. El
bert Peele, Mrs. W. H. Saunders, Mrs.
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Cub Scout Pack Will
Meet Tuesday Night
Edenton’s Cub Scout Pack will meet
Friday night, April 30, at 8 o’clock
in the Scout Cabin. Johnny Asbell,
Cubmaster of the Pack, urges ad Cub
Scouts as well as their parents to
attend this meeting.
BIBLE CLASS MEETING
The Young Woman’s Bible Class of
the Edenton Baptist Church will meet
Tuesday night, May 4, at 7:30 o’clock
at the church. All members are es
pecially urged to attend.
VANDALS DAMAGE PORTION OF FENCE
AT OLD ST. PAUL S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
A most sickening act of van
dalism was perpetrated at old St.
Paul’s Church last Saturday night
when close to 100 feet of the
fence along Broad Street was de
liberately pushed or pulled to the
sidewalk. Ten of the old brick
columns were torn from their
and along with them went
old wooden fence which con
nected the columns, all a mass of
ruins on the sidewalk.
The church only recently fin
ished touching up the brick work
and repairing the fence along
Broad Street and Church Street,
which added considerably to the
TH" CHOWAN HERALD
$l5O REWARD J
So aroused are Edenton police
over the wanton vandalism perpe
trated at St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church Saturday night, when in
the neighborhood of 100 feet of
the recently completed fence was
demolished, that SIOO reward is
offered for confidential informa
tion leading to the arrest and
conviction of the guilty parties.
Police are investigating the dis
gusting incident, but no arrests
have been made.
In addition to the police reward
J. P. Ricks informed The Herald
that the Bishop Laundry will also
give SSO reward for apprehension
of the vandals.
Woman’s Club Flower
Show Scheduled To
Be Held On Tuesday
Rules Set Out For Those
Who Plan to Enter
Plans have been completed for the
1 annual Spring Flower Show sponsor
-1 ed by the Home and Garden Depart
-1 ment of the Edenton Woman’s Club,
which will be held in the Penelope
' Barker house Tuesday afternoon
May 4, from 2 to 0 o’clock.
Mrs. A1 Phillips, chairman of the
affair, lists the following schedule of
I Section 1. Roses.
B. Collection (not more than six,
not less than three).
. C. Climbing.
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Band Will Present
Concert May 3rd
I Program Released By
Band Director Ern
; est Gentile
Ernest Gentile, director of the Edert
’ ton High School Band, announces that
[, the band will present a concert in the
| Elementary School auditorium Mon
day night, May 3, beginning at 8
A small admission will be charged
in an effort to raise necesary money
for the band, so that it is hoped a
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t . :
DAR Card Party At
) Iredell House May 6
Group No. 1 of the Edenton Tea
Party Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, will sponsor a
? card party Thursday night, May 6, at
t the Iredell house.
: Anyone wishing to reserve a table
■ is requested to call Mrs. J. P. Ricks,
Jr., phone 538-W.
attractiveness of the historic
shrine, so that the wanton dam
age was sickening not only to
St. Paul’s members, but many
other Edentonians who saw it
The police are investigating
the vandalism and are offering
SIOO reward for confidential in
formation which will lead to the
arrest and conviction of the guilty
party or parties.
Similar damage but not as ex
tensive was done several years
ago when a number of the tops of
the brick columns were torn off
and thrown to the sidewalk.
2 Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, April 1954.
EDENTON PRESENTED SAFETY AWARD
Pictured above is Mayor Leroy Haskett being presented a certificate of
merit for Edenton’s accomplishments in traffic safety from the N. C. State
Automobile Association. At left is Lewis B. Scruggs, division sales manager
for the N. C. State A. A., who presented the certificate in a brief ceremony
Thursday morning in the Edenton Police Station.- Next is Mayor Haskett,
Captain Robert L. Pratt, who substituted for Chief of Police George I. Dail,
who was in the hospital, and Jesse Wilson, district manager for the N. C.
State A. A.—(Photo by John Mitchener.)
Dr. Powell Elected
. President Edenton
| Colonials For 1954
Gashouse Parker Chos
f en to Serve as Team’s
! At a meeting held in the Court
House Tuesday night the Edenton Co
lonials perfected an organization with
Dr. J. A. Powell elected president; W.
> J. Daniels, vice president, and Medlin
■ Belch, secretary-treasurer.
Directors elected were G. M. Byrum,
\ Dr. A. F. Downum, L. E. Francis, Gib
son Brickie, C. T. Griffin, W. A. Ev
erett, William Elliott and Medlin
Gashouse Parker was chosen to
manage the Colonials during the sea
A publicity committee was appoint
ed consisting of Marvin Wilson, Gib
’ son Brickie and William Cozart.
A purchasing committee was also
appointed and includes William Elliott.
and Gashouse Parker.
At the meeting another appeal was j
made to Palmer Tynch to join forces
with the Colonials to have one team
representing the county, but Mr.
Tynch refused, saying he w" * - etain
I' his Rocky Hock team to eiti enter
i the league under Rocky Hock or af
filiate with the Carolina Coastal Lea
jgue. The Colonials will, therefore,
seek to muster together the best ball
r players in the county.
Under the league rules no salaries [
may be paid, but expenses not to ex
ceed $lO will be allowed any player.
A meeting of the league directors is
scheduled to be held tonight (Thurs
‘ day) at 8 o’clock in the Court House
when various matters will be ironed
At present Hertford, Elizabeth City,
s Colerain and Edenton have decided to
. play, so that definite information is
1 awaited from Rocky Hock, Windsor,
’ Plymouth and Williamston.
Officers’ Wives Club
! Plan To Sponsor Tea
And Fashion Show
! Affair Scheduled to Be
Held at Officers’
Club May 12
The Officers’ Wives Club of the Ma
rine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field
will stage a tea and fashion show at
the Officers’ Club on Wednesday af
ternoon, May 12, at 2 o’clock.
f Preston’s of Edenton, the Town and
Country Shop of Plymouth and the
Fashion Shop of Suffolk will show
Models will be members of the
club, including Mrs. Richard Ro
maine, Mrs. William Lockhart, Mrs.
David Ahee, Mrs. Godfrey Muller,
Mrs. William Reavis, Mrs. Philip
Newland, Mrs. F. W. Ernest, Mrs. Leo
Frohe, Mrs. Gordon Squires, Mrs. Ga
briel Tangredi, Mrs. Lester Imboden
and Mrs. Kenneth Kopecky.
Tickets are available for a dollar at
Preston’s, Mitchener’s Pharmacy, Bos
well’s Restaurant or telephone Mrs.
William Garton at 795-W-2 for ticket
BTU Training Union
Here April 30 - May 1
Record Attendance Ex
pected From Two As
Everything is in readiness at the
Edenton Baptist Church for the an
nual Regional Training Union Conven
tion, which comprises the training
unions of the Baptist churches of the
Chowan and West Chowan Associa
tions, and for the delegates who will
be guests of the local church tomor
row and Saturday.
The convention is divided into three
sessions with the opening session at
2:50 o’clock on Friday afternoon and
the Friday night session at 6:50
o’clock. The popular fellowship ban
quet is scheduled for 5:30 o’clock and
the Edenton church will be in charge
of the meal and the program for it.
The Saturday morning session is to
j open at 9:15 o’clock and close at noon.
| The Rev. Douglas Branch, presi
dent of the Baptist State Convention,
will deliver the feature inspirational
address which is scheduled during the
Friday night session. He is well known
throughout the state because of his
outstanding work in the convention
and his fervor in preaching the gos
pel. Another outstanding personality
on the program is Mr. Fred Scott,
Associate to the State Training Union
Secretary in Raleigh. The program (
committee has arranged a well bal- 1
anced program for each session and in
cludes conferences, demonstrations,
music, talks and inspirational address- !
Registration begins at 2:00 o’clock
on Friday afternoon and the Harvard
Plan will be observed. The Edenton
church anticipates a record crowd of '
Tates from the various churches of
t .wo associations.
Annual Woman’s Club flower
show Tuesday afternoon, May 4,
from 2 to 9 o’clock in the Pene
lope Barker house.
Fund raising drive for the
Edenton swimming pool schedul
ed to begin Tuesday of next week.
Edenton High School Band
will present a concert in the Ele
mentary School auditorium Mon
day night, May 3, at 8 o’clock.
Red Cross Bloodmobile will
again visit Edenton Friday, May
7, from 10 A. M. to 4 P. M. '
Annual High School Awards i
Night dinner in the Edenton Jun
ior-Senior High School cafeteria •
Wednesday night, May 5, at 7
Edenton’s Rotary Club will
meet in the Junior-Senior High
School cafeteria this (Thursday)
afternoon at 12:30 o’clock and
after dinner, career day exercises
will be held.
Group No. 1 of the Edenton
Tea Party Chapter, DAR, will
sponsor a card party Thursday
i night, May 6, at 8 o’clock in the
i James Iredell house.
Swimming pool drive will be
i gin Tuesday morning when the
Edenton Band will parade at 9
Albemarle League directors will
meet in the Court House tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock.
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Effort Will Be Made
To Raise Necessary
Funds Within Week
New Home Agent
MISS HATTIE SINGLETARY
Above is pictured Miss Hattie
Singletary, who succeeds Mrs.
George Alma Byrum as Chowan
County’s home demonstration
agent. Miss Singletary is a grad
uate of Flora MacDonald College
and comes to Edenton from
Statesville, where she has served
as assistant agent in Iredell Coun
ty for two years.—(Evelyn Leary
Free Auto Inspection
Program Is Adopted
Over 700 Garages Ap
proved as Inspection
Sponsored by the. Carolina Safety
League, a free automobile safety in
spection program is now in opera
tion in North Carolina. The program
is endorsed by Governor William Urn
stead and Ed Scheidt, Motor Vehicles
Commissioner and the free service will
be offered by more than 700 garages,
which have been approved as inspec
j This free service will be given in
Chowan County by the Chas. H. Jen
*kins Motor Co., Chowan Motor Co.,
| B. B. H. Motor Co., and Albemarle Mo
Brakes, steering, lights, windshield
wipers, horns and tires will be inspect
ed in accordance with a manual ap-,
proved by the Department of Motor
Vehicles. Gars which pass the in
spection will be given green safety
League chairman T. A. Williams of
Greensboro, said, “There is no law
which says a car must carry one of
these stickers but they have a great
value—not only a value in case of an
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ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS NIGHT
DINNER WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY NIGHT
High School Athletes Will Be Honored; Charlie
“Choo-Choo” Justice Is Scheduled to Be Prin
' cipal Speaker For Occasion
j Plans have been completed for the
annual High School Awards Night
dinner which will be held Wednesday
night, May 5, at 7 o’clock in the Eden
ton Junior-Senior High School cafe
This event highlights the year’s
athletic activities in the Edenton
school, when participants in football,
basketball and baseball are awarded
letters and trophies. The most valu
able player in each sport is chosen by
his teammates and is given a special
The dinner, heretofore sponsored by
the Varsity Club, is this year being
sponsored jointly by the Varsity, Ro
tary and Lions Clubs and will feature
as the principal speaker Charlie Jus
tice, All-America football player at
the University of North Carolina and
now a member of the Washington Red
$2.00 Per Year.
Band Will Parade Tues
day Morning To Start
Contributions To Fund
Exempt From In
By Evelyn Leary
Jesse Harrell, president of the
Hicks Memorial Swimming Pool, Inc.,
has announced that the fund raising
drive for erection of the new swim
ming pool in Edenton will get under
way Tuesday of next week. The
drive will continue throughout the
week and it is hoped that the citizens
of the town and county will give gen
erously toward this worthwhile pro
ject, to say nothing of the many chil
dren who will be made happy. To get
the drive off to a rousing start the
Edenton High School Band wil parade
at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning.
Whereas, there is no swimming pool
in the Town of Edenton wherein the
children of said Town may physically
and culturally develop themselves; and
Whereas, an organization has been
incorporated to construct and operate
a non-profit swimming pool and other
facilities for the methodical instruc
tion in physical and cultural develop
ment of children; and
Whereas, the responsibility of pro
viding the children of the Town of
' Edenton with such facilities is a re-
Isponsibilitv we, the citizens of said
Town, gladly assume, and t
Whereas, our best way of providing
these facilities is by contributing gen
i erouslv to the Swimming Pool Fund
| Campaign which will make these fa
Therefore, I, Leroy H. Haskett,
’ Mayor of (he Town of Edenton, do
hereby proclaim the week of May 3
to 10, 1954. as Swimming Pool Cam-
I paign W T eek and urge all of our citi-
I zens to participate freely in this
; worthy cause.
j In Witness Whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused the Seal
1 'of the Town to be affixed.
Leroy H. Haskett
Attest: Ernest J. Ward. Jr..
Progress on the new project lias
i, been held up due to a few rising ob
stacles', one of which was awaiting
, word from the Commissioner of Inter
. nal Revenue as to whether the swim
ming pool and those contributing to
| ward it would be exempted from Fed
. eral income taxes.
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Bake Sale Planned
At Flower Show
The Edenton Woman’s Club will
• hold a bake sale at the flower show
• to be held at the Penelope Barker
; House Tuesday afternoon, May 4.
1 1 The sale, which will feature home-
I baked foods, starts at 2 o’clock.
Skins professional team. Mr. Justice
: will also present the football awards.
“Bones” McKinney, former collegi
ate and professional basketball star,
and now a coach at Wake Forest Col
lege, has been invited to present the
basketball awards and speak. Base
-1 ball will be represented by some well
1 known professional or collegiate
I The capacity of the school cafeteria
■ will limit the attendance to approxi
’ mately 260 people, of whom about 60
will be high school athletes. There
are, however, plenty of tickets still
' available to all who are interested in
the high school athletic program and
they can be secured at the drug stores
or at Spruill’s Soda Shop. It is hoped
there will be a capacity crowd on
t hand to honor the boys and girls who
1 have contributed to the athletic pro
l gram throughout the year.