Volume XXL—Number 18.
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Edgar Halsey, center, won first place in the VFW marble shoot
ing tournament which was held Wednesday afternoon and night of
last week. At left is Bill Perry, commander of William H. Coffield
Post, No. 9280, sponsor of the tournament, who directed the contests.
Beside the champion is William R. Stokley, runner-up and at right is
Lloyd Lassiter, who won third place. Young Halsey and Stokley will
go to Fayetteville May 21-22 to participate in a tournament to de
cide the state marble shooting champion. The boys are holding prizes
which were donated by Eden ton merchants.—(Florian Arthur Photo.)
School Is Preparing
Exercises For 1954
i Night May 28th
ill Mark Beginning
Senior Class Night, which will be
held in the Elementary School auditor
ium Friday night, May 28, at 8 o’clock,
will mark the beginning of commence
ment exercises for Edenton Junior-
Senior High School for 1954.
The opening processional will be in
the form of the traditional Daisy
Chain by the Sophomore Class. The
theme of the Class Night is “A Gar
den Party” in which every senior will
Gene Saunders will present high
lights of the Class history which will
be acted in pantomine and dance by
members of the class. Three out
standing features of this program will
be the presentation of gifts and the
addresses of the Salutatorinn end
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Meeting Will Begin
Sunday, May 9th
Dr. Cecil Robbins, Advo
cate Editor Will Be
The Rev. E. B. Edwards, pastor of
the Edenton Methodist Church, has
announced that a series of revival
meetings will be held in the church be
ginning next Sunday.
The speaker for the meetings will
be Dr. Cecil Robbins, editor of the
North Carolina Christian Advocate.
Dr. Robbins has served several charg
es in the North Carolina Conference.
He is a splendid preacher and his edi
torials in the Advocate reflect deep
Services will be held each night at
7:30 o’clock, with morning services
scheduled to be held at 10 o’clock.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend all services.
Edenton PTA Will
Meet Tuesday Night
The Edenton Parent-Teacher Asso
- will hold its last meeting for
m Tuesday night, May 11, at 8
* in the high school library.
j night’s program will be in
charge of Principal Gerald James, who
will show a film on education.
At this time new officers for 1954-
55 will be installed, including W. T.
Harry as president; Mrs. J. J. Ross,
vice president; Mrs. Louis Ferguson,
secretary, and Joe Webb, Jr., treas
A full attendance is urged at this
final meeting of the organization
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Be In Edenton On
Friday, May 7th
Dr. Stanton Urges Citi
zens to Donate Pint
The Red Cross bloodmobile will
again be in Edenton Friday, May 7,
and will be stationed at the Edenton
armory from 10 A. M., to 4 P. M.
Dr. A. M. Stanton, blood program
chairman, urges people in Chowan
County to donate a pint of blood so
that the county will be able to meet
the quota of 150 pints. He points out
that Marines usually donate about
half of the county’s quota so that it
is hoped more citizens will donate a j
pint of blood.
Dr. Stanton states that Chowan
County each year benefits greatly
from the Red Cross blood bank ar
rangement. In 1953, he says, 524
pints of blood were given to patients
at Chowan Hospital without charge
for the blood itself. It is hoped this
fine service can be continued by Eden
ton and Chowan County citizens, but
Ito do so there must be more generous
donations of blood for this purpose.
Members of the Chowan Auxiliary
are soliciting blood donations, and col
ored contributors are asked to contact
the Rev. S. N. Griffith.
| LIONS MEET MONDAY NIGHT
The Edenton Lions Club called off
its regular meeting Monday night due
to the annual High School Awards
Night dinner held in the Edenton Jun
ior-Senior High School Cafeteria Wed
nesday night of this week.
The Lions, together with the Var
sity Club and Rotary Club, sponsored
the affair. The club will meet as us
ual next Monday night at 7 o’clock.
Revival Speaker |
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DR. CECIL ROBBINS
Revival meetings will begin at
the Edenton Methodist Church
next Sunday, May 9. The speak
er will be Dr. Cecil Robbins, edi
tor of the North Carolina Chris- ]
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denton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 6,1954
Win State Honors In
Chapel Hill Finals|
Robert Earl Edwards
And Ethel Ann Swets
WIN AYCOCK CUP !
First Time Coveted Hon
or Has Come to Eden
Edenton’s Junior - Senior High
School and Mrs. Louise H. Blades,
Robert Earl Edwards and Ethel Ann
Swets in particular were signally hon
ored in Chapel Hill Friday afternoon
when Robert Earl and Ethel Ann were
declared winners in the finals of the
annual State-wide high school debat
As a result the two local students
brought back to Edenton the Aycock
Memorial Cup, the first time it has
been won by an Edenton debating
team. It was presented by William C.
Friday, assistant to Gordon Gray.,
president of the University of North
The Edenton debaters were coached
by Mrs. Louise H. Blades and defeat
ed Roxboro in the final round to win
the coveted state honor.
Robert Earl and Ethel Ann were the
negative debaters on the query, “Re
solved: that the President of the
United States should be elected by the
direct vote of the people.” They were
among 12 teams which won in district
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Edgar Halsey Wins
Sponsored By VFW
87 Boys Play at VFW
Home From 4 to
Eighty-seven youngsters turned out
Wednesday afternoon of last week to
; participate in the first marble tourna
ment sponsored by the William H.
| Coffield Post, No. 9280, Veterans of
( ! Foreign Wars, as part of the fourth
. annual national VFW tournament.
The elimination games began at 4
o’clock in the afternoon and it was
, not until about 10 o’clock when the
, champions were decided.
, Edgar Halsey finally was declared
first place winner with William R.
. Stokley coming in second and Lloyd
, Lassiter third. Young Halsey and
Stokley will go to Fayetteville May 21 j
. and 22 to represent Edenton in the
. tournament to decide the State marble
. shooting champion, who will later rep
resent North Carolina in the national
tournament which will be held in Ak
> Prizes, donated by Edenton mer
, chants, went to the three best shoot
, ers, Halsey receiving baseball shoes,
. a glove and ball. A bat and glove was
. given Stokley and Lassiter received a
At 6 o’clock the boys participating
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In Chowan County
Motorcade Scheduled to
Arrive In Edenton '
Friday Night i
Gibson Brickie, proprietor of Co
lonial Motor Court, week was ap- 1
pointed Chowan Cou y manager for 1
Senator Alton Lennon in his bid to be i
returned as the North Carolina junior
Senator in the United States Senate. ’
Mr. Brickie accepted the appoint- 1
ment and says he believes Chowan 1
County will cast a majority of votes 1
for the Senator.
According to Brickie a motorcade in ’
the interest of Senator Lennon’s can- '
didacy is scheduled to arrive in Eden- <
ton FYiday night at 8 o’clock. Head- '
ed by Dan Cameron, Mayor of Wil- 1
mington, the motorcade will gather at
the Court House, where a brief pro- >
gram will- be presented. i
All voters in Chowan County are es- i
pecially invited to turn out for the «
Due For Trouble |
County Tax Supervisor'Yeport- !
ed to the County Commissioners
Monday that in the neighborhood
of 200 people have failed to list
their property for 1954 taxation
The Commissioners have about
lost patience in this respect and
subsequently called in Prosecutor
Weldon Hollowell and after dis
cussing the matter Mr. Hollowell
was asked to begin as soon as
possible to issue warrants for the
arrest of those who refuse to list
Career Day Proves
Very Successful At
Jr.-Sr. High School
Large Group of Students
Ask About Various ?
Sponsored by the Edenton Rotary
Club, career day was observed at the
Edenton Junior-Senior High School
Thursday of last week in cooperation
with school officials.
The Rotary Club enjoyed a splendid
dinner served in the school cafeteria
at 12:30 o’clock, after which three half
hour classes were held when students
who chose various vocations met in
separate rooms to discuss the particu
lar vocation selected. Nineteen voca
tions were considered with either visit
ors or Rotarians stationed in class
rooms to discuss and answer any ques
tions which were asked. At the close
of the classes the students met in
their home rooms for a 15-minute
Vocations selected by the students
and those who spoke and answered
questions were as follows:
Lawyer—John W. Graham.
Reporter—J. Edwin Bufflap.
Contractor—C. B. Mooney, Jr.
Clergyman—The Rev. R. N. Carroll.
Farmer —W. W. Byrum.
Forester—W. T. Ellison, district
forester of Washington, N. C.
Mechanic—W. A. Elliott.
Beautician—Mrs. Anne Jenkins.
Police—George I. Dail.
Nurse—Mrs. George Twiddy.
Home Economics- -s. Doris S.
Leggett of Williamst
Automobile Salesman—W. T. Har
! Telephone Operator—Mrs. Ethel La
Teacher—Miss Ruth Hoyle of Eliza
Secretary—Mrs. T. B. Smith.
Physician—Dr. Roland H. Vaughan.
Broker—J. E. Wood.
Electrician—R. J. Boyce.
School officials were well pleased
with the program and expressed ap
preciation to the Rotary Club for
sponsoring the affair.
Six Teams Entered
In mbemarle League
Season of 44 Games Is
Scheduled to Open
At a meeting held in the Court
House Thursday night a six-team cir
cuit was formed by the Albemarle
League with members being Edenton,
Rocky Hock, Hertford, Elizabeth City,
Colerain and Plymouth.
The meeting was rather lengthy in
that considerable discussion was given
to the matter of non-resident players,
finances and other problems.
It was finally agreed that any team
will be allowed to use six non-resident
players, although these players can
not be secured from a county in which
a team is represented in the league.
As to initial financing, each team
will be allowed to sell 40 season tic
kets at $lO each, with the proceeds
deposited with A. W. Hefren, presi
dent, for operating expenses of the
Marvin Wilson and Bill Cozart were
appointed to draft a schedule of 44
games to be played during the regular
season. The season is scheduled to
open Tuesday, June 1.
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Edenton Debaters Win St:»l>
Ethel Ann Swets, daughter of Chaplain and Mrs. William Swets,
and Robert Earl Edwards, son of the Rev,, and Mrs. E. B. Edwards,
are pictured above holding the Aycock Memorial Cup which they won
Friday in Chapel Hill after being declared winners in the annual
statewide high school debating contest. The couple, coached by Mrs.
Louise H. Blades, composed the negative team which defeated Rox
boro High School’s affirmative team in the final debate. It is the first
time the Aycock Cup has been won by Edenton debaters,—(Photo by
i I Precinct Meetings 1
In Chowan County
Will Be Held May 8
i Delegates to the County
Convention May 15
Will Be Elected
Chowan County Precinct meetings
. are scheduled to be held Saturday af
ternoon, May 8. At these meetings a
; precinct chairman and vice chairman
. will be elected, one of which will be
, a woman. At the same time delegates
to the County Convention will also be j
elected and any other necessary busi- j
The precinct meetings will be held
at 3 o’clock at the following places:
East Edenton Precinct at the Court
West Edenton Precinct at the Mu
Center Hill Precinct at Elliott
Rocky Hock Precinct at Henry
. Bunch’s store.
Wardville Precinct at Henderson
Ray Peele’s store.
Yeopim Precinct at Harry A. Per
The County Convention will be held |
in the Court House Saturday after
noon, May 15, at 3 o’clock.
All Democrats are especially urged
to attend the precinct meetings and
the County Convention. At the Coun
ty Convention delegates will be elect
ed to represent Chowan County at the
State Democratic Convention.
Lloyd E. Griffin is chairman of the
Chowan County Democratic Executive
Committee, which has called the meet
ings. Mrs. E. N. Elliott is vice chair
man and E. W. Spires, secretary-treas-!
Red Cross Bloodmobile will
again visit Edenton Friday, May
7, from 10 A. M. to 4 P. M.
Spring regional meeting of the
State Literary and Historical As
sociation of North Carolina will
be held in Edenton Friday and
Saturday, May 14 and 15.
Democratic precinct meetings
will be held throughout Chowan
County Saturday afternoon, May
8, at 3 o’clock.
Hospital Day will be observed
at Chowan Hospital Wednesday,
Revival services will begin in
the Edenton Methodist Church
next Sunday. The speaker will
be Dr. Cecil Robbins, editor of
the North Carolina Christian
May meeting of the Chowan
High School Parent-Teacher As
sociation will be held Tuesday
night, May 11, at 7:30 o’clock in
the school auditorium.
Young Men’s Bible Class of the
Baptist Church will hold its an
nual fish fry at the Edenton arm
ory Friday night at 6:30 o’clock.
Northeastern Cancer Clinic in
the Elizabeth City Health Center
Friday afternoon, beginning at 1
Pre-school clinics will be held
in Chowan County until Thurs
day, May 13.
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$2.00 Per Year.
Group Os Negroes
Arrested In Boston
For Byrum Robbery
Police Find Bonds In
Rooming House Raid
; On Saturday four Negro men and
a Negro woman were arrested in Bos
ton in connection with the assault and
robbery of Arthur Byrum in his up
i county store on the morning of March
j Boston and North Carolina authori
| ties broke into a Boston rooming
house to make the arrest at gunpoint.
The woman was held on suspicion in
connection with the robbery.
Those arrested were Amos Page of
Stokes, Lester Griffin of Roberson
ville, Jasper Boyd and William Boyd,
brothers, of Stokes and Mildred An j
dreas of Parmele. They were placed
in separate jails until a hearing which
Weldon Hollowell said will be held
Tuesday, May 11, when they will be
charged with first degree burglary
Police reported that when the room-
I ing house was searched $5,300 in
[bonds listed in Byrum’s name was
found. Police also say those arrested
are suspected of a number of break
ins in North Carolina, including a
hold-up of the post office at Everetts.
Hospital Day Will
Be Observed May 12
Conducted Tour Is Ar
ranged For County’s
Juniors and Seniors
Arrangements have been completed
to observe Hospital Day at Chowan
Hospital on Wednesday, May 12.
Each year as National Hospital Day
approaches the Hospital Auxiliary
plans for an appropriate celebration
of the occasion. Mrs. Geddes Potter
and Mrs. Wallace Jones are in charge
of the celebration this year and have
completed their arrangements for the
The Junior and Senior classes of
both boys and girls from Chowan
High School and the Edenton Junior-
Senior High School have been invited
to make a conducted tour of all fa
cilities Wednesday afternoon, May 12.
The tour will be followed by serving
refreshments in the garden of the
Baseball Game Nets
$250 For Pool Fund
As a result of last week’s baseball
game between Wake Forest College
and East Carolina College, the Var
sity Club made a contribution of $250
to the Edenton swimming pool fund.
The Varsity Club, snonsor of the
game, realized a profit of $235.76
from gate receipts and the concession
stand, and added enough to make out
a check for $250.
Expenses of the game amounted to