Zoning In Edentoifl
/pn Discussed Bj
Joint Meeting Planned
With Committee and
George Marshall .
Town Councilmen experienced a
brief meeting Tuesday night, when
comparatively few matters were
brought up for discussion.
One of the principal matters consid
ered was zoning of the town, with all
members of the recently appointed
Zoning Committee being present. The
committee is composed of Geddes Pot
ter, chairman, Sidney Campen, L. S.
Byrum, W. D. Holmes, Jr., and Thom
as C. Byrum, Jr.
Chairman Potter as well as every
member of his committee stated that
they were willing to proceed with the
zoning idea, but before starting to
work they wanted to know the atti
tude of the Councilmen, stating that
they did not want to spend a lot of
time and energy only to discover later
that Town Council isn’t in accord with
While the Councilmen did not com
mit themselves, it was agreed to con
tact George C. Franklin, general coun
sel for the N. C. League of Municipali
ties in an effort to have him attend a
joint meeting of the Zoning Commit
tee and Town Council in order to con
sider all phases of town zoning. This
meeting will be called when Mr.
Franklin is able to come to Edenton.
Aside from this discussion and pay
ing bills little other business was
Mrs. Earnhardt Wins
Highest Honors At
t Annual Flower Show
Affair In Penelope Bar
ker House One of Best
* Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt won the
grand prize for two successive years
at the annual flower show held in the
Penelope Barker House last week
sponsored by the Home and Garden
Department of the Edenton Woman’s
Club. Mrs. Earnhardt was present
ed the silver rotating bowl for her en
try of a beautiful Miranda Red Rose
and if she cops the prize again next
year, she will be allowed to keep the
bowl permanently. She also won five
blue ribbons, three red and a yellow
ribbon on her other entries.
The floral arrangement was as-j
claimed this year to be one of the lar
gest and prettiest ever to be display
ed. Members of the Woman’s Club
were very pleased with the showing
and express their deepest appreciation
to those who helped to make the af
fair a huge success.
Judges for the flower show were
Mrs. G. H. Ballance and Mrs. J. G.
Webb, Sr., of Suffolk, Va., and Mrs.
Harold H. Addenbrooke of Norfolk,
Winning ribbons were the follow- j
Blue Ribbons—Mrs. Carrie Earn-I
hardt, 5; Mrs. Cecil Fry, 1; Murriel;
Byrum, 2; Mrs. Sidney Campen, 2;]
Mbs. J. A. Powell, 2; Mrs. 0. B. Per-j
rv, 2: Mrs. T. C. Byrum, Sr., 1; Mrs.'
J. D. Elliott. 1; Mrs. M. S. Elliott. 1;
Mrs. J. P. Ricks, Jr., 2: Miss Paulina
Hassell, 1; Mrs. Frank Holmes, 1;
Mrs. J. G. Campen, 1; Mrs. R. P. Baer,
I, and honorable mention: Miss Kath
ryn Brown, 1; Mrs. A1 Phillips, 1; Es
(Concluded on Page Ten)
Earl Hairell Elected
Lions Club President
Officers Elected at Club
Meeting Held Mon
Earl Harrell was elected president
of the Edenton Lions Club for the
new year beginning July 1 at an elec
tion held Monday night.
Other officers elected were: First
vice president, A1 Phillips; second vice
y ’sident, Ernest Ward, Jr.; third vice
$ sident, M. A. Hughes; tail twist
, Medlin Belch; Lion tamer, Percy
omith; secretary-treasurer, W. J. Tay
lor; pianist, Earl Harrell; song leader,
J. Clarence Leary.
Directors with one more year to
serve are J. R. Dulaney and Aubrey
Turbeville. Two year Directors elect
ed were R. W. Leary, Jr., and J. Rod-]
ney Byrum. '
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Officers Os Edenton Woman’s Club
Above are new officers of the Edenton Woman’s Club who were installed
Wednesday of last week at a luncheon meeting held in the Parish House.
They are, left to right, Mrs. Ben Perry, recording secretary; Mrs. Richard
Goodwin, president, succeeding Mrs. Frank Holmes; Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt, 1
vice president; Miss Kathryn Brown, treasurer and Mrs. Richard Dixon, Jr,
historian. Mrs. A1 Phillips, corresponding secretary, was not present when
the picture was taken.—(Evelyn Leary Photo.) _ _ ~ I
108 Pints Os Blood
Contributed To Red
69 Marines and 39 Civil
ians Donate Pint
According to Dr. A. M. Stanton,
chairman of the Chowan County Red
Cross blood program, 108 persons do
nated a pint of blood to the blood
mobile which was in Edenton Friday.
A total of 69 Marines donated a pint
1 of blood and 39 civilians.
The civilians who donated a pint of
blood were: ,
Louise Harris, James Stillman, W.
1 J. P. Earnhardt, Lawrence Cayton,
Mrs. Frank Twiddy, Scott Harrell,
Mrs. Pat Jordan, West Leary, W. E.
Bond, J. E. Debnam, Henry Cuthrell,
Murriel Byrum, Thomas Harris, Isaac
i Harrell, Thomas Cross, W. A. Sexton,
Jr, W. A. Sexton, W. L. Smithwick,
i Jesse Harrell, Bob Marsh, Mrs. Flor-|
: enee Webb, Miss Beulah Privott, Mrs.
Ora Williams, George Habit, J. C.
i Parks, Joe Swanner, Murray Byrum,
H. A. Campen, J. Hobowsky, Mrs.
John Lee Spruill, Lee Sutton, Mrs.
Charles Morgan, Elijah Welch, Harry
; Lassiter, Ted Lassiter, Pete Manning,
Edmund Mills, Frank Habit.
Dr. Stanton and those interested in
the blood program desire to thank all
Mrs. R. H. Goodwin
Os Woman's Club
, Club Won Three Awards
i At Annual Convention
Held In Asheville
j At the May meeting of the Edenton
j Woman’s Club held at St. Paul’s Par
' ish House Mrs. Richard H. Goodwin |
was installed as the new president and
was presented the club pin by Mrs.
Frank Holmes, outgoing president.
Other officers installed were Mrs.
W. J. P. Earnhardt, vice president;
Mrs. C. A. Phillips, corresponding sec
retary; Mrs. R. Elton Forehand, Jr,
recording secretary; Miss Kathryn
Brown, treasurer, and Mrs. Richard
Dixon, Jr, historian.
Mrs. Richard Goodwin gave an in
teresting report on the 52nd annual
convention of the North Carolina Fed
erated Women’s Clubs which was held
in Asheville April 27 through 29, and
which was attended by Mrs. Goodwin
and Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt. Mrs.
Earnhardt was elected State corres
(Cor.tinued on Page Ten)
Swimming Pool Fund ]
According to Jesse Harrell, the
swimming pool fund is progressing 1
nicely. “We urge all those who have
pledged money to send it in as soon as
possible in order that work on the ‘
pool can be started,” says Mr. Har- ’
BANK CLOSED MAY 2C (
In observance of the Mecklenburg. 1
Declaration of Independence the Bank <
jof Edenton will be closed all day <
Thursday, May 20. Important bank- i
l ing affairs should, therefore, be trans-1
’acted accordingly. ,
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 13,1954.
Convention Wil Be
Held Next Saturday
Chairman Griffin Urges
As is usually the case, slim attend
ance was the rule at the various
Democratic precinct meetings held in
Chowan County Saturday. At these
meetings delegates were elected to
the County Democratic Convention.
The County Democratic Convention
is scheduled to be held in the Court
House Saturday afternoon, May 15,
at 3 o’clock, when the county organi
zation will be perfected for the next
two years and delegates will be elect
ed to the State Democratic Conven
tion which will meet in the Memorial
Auditorium in Raleigh at 12 o’clock
noon on Thursday, May 20.
Precinct officers of the County,
Executive Committee are: Lloyd E. j
| Griffin, chairman; Mrs. E. N. Elliott,!
vice chairman, and E. W. Spires, sec- j
Chairman Griffin urges a large
delegation from every precinct to at
tend the County Convention Saturday
To Play Elizabeth City
In Exhibition Game
Two Teams Will Meet
Tonight on Hicks
Gashouse Parker, manager of the
Edenton Colonials, has announced that
the Colonials will play an exhibition
game with Elizabeth City on Hicks
Field tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock.
Manager Parker says he will proba
! bly use Bill Herman, Andrew Whit
son and Henry Allen Powell on the
mound and in the lineup will also be
Coach Alton Brooks behind the bat,
Claude Griffin, Edgar Rogerson, Fred
Keeter, J. L. Harrell, Haywood Har
rell, Ted Lassiter and several Marines
from the Edenton Marine Corps Au
xiliary Landing Field.
New Highway Shops
Be Dedicated Friday
Dedication of the new highway shop
for the First Division will be held at
the shop near Hertford Friday after
noon starting at 4 o’clock.
Highway Commissioner J. Emmett
Winslow says Governor William Um
stead will make the principal address
and State Highway Chairman A. H.
Greenham, as well as many other of
ficials will be guests for the occas
A barbecue and fish fry will fea
ture the program.
Rocky Hock Will Play
Colerain Saturday Night
Palmer Tynch, manager of the
Rocky Hock baseball team, a member
of the Albemarle League, announces
that an exhibition game will be play-|
ed between the Rocky Hock team and|
Colerain on Hicks Field Saturday
The game will start at 8:30 o’clock.
A small admission will be charged.
Over 200 Present For
Annual Sports Award
Banquet Last Week
Hardison, Lowe, Roger- .
son and Spencer Win j
Nearly 250 people crowded into the
cafeteria at the Junior-Senior High
School Wednesday night of last week
when the fourth annual High School
j Awards Night was held with the Var
; sity Club, Lions Club and Rotary
! Club as joint sponsors.
W. T. Harry acted as toastmaster
' and the Rev. E. B. Edwards offered
| The principal speaker for the occas
ion was Charlie (Choo-Choo) Justice,
(former All-America and now a mem
ber of the Washington Redskins in
I the professional football league.
Introduced by A1 Phillips, Mr. Jus
tice told the local school athletes to
‘ pepare to go to college to study in,
order to round out their education ra-1
j ther than having the idea to make j
money or to get by on their athletic
ability alone. Speaking briefly, Mr.
Justice then decided to answer ques
tions, and quite a few interesting ques
tions were answered relative to his
biggest thrill in football, as well as
many others regarding the sport. Mr.
Justice also presented football and
(Continued on Page 5, Section One)
All White Teachers
Except Coach Perry
Re-elected For Term
Mrs. Swannanoa Dail
i Tenders Her Resig
; At a recent meeting of the Edenton
School Trustees all of the present
. white teachers except Coach Ben Per-
I ry were re-elected to teach during th&
: next school term. The trustees com
plied with the recommendations of the
• two principals, Gerald James of the
| High School and Ernest Swain of the
j Elementary School.
I The teachers re-elected at the High
| School are: N. J. George, George Gel
bach, Mrs. Mary Leggett Browning,
Mrs. Frances Hollowell, Mrs. Rachel
I C. Edwards, Cecil W. Fry, Victor J.!
I Tucker, Miss Catherine Hill, Miss Har-j
j riet Lyons, Mrs. Louise H. Blades, Al-|
[ ton Brooks, Mrs. Margaret B. Jenkins.
Mrs. Alice Belch and Mrs. Margaret 1
(Continued on Page 5, Section One) I
Lest We Forget
Written especially for The
Hj Chowan Herald, J. L. Wig
■s gins, former Mayor of Edenton,
H will present a series of articles
K having to do with prominent
nj Edcntonians who have gone to
Jg their reward. The subject of
H Mr. Wiggins’ first article is
||g John Wellington Branning, who
111 will be remembered by some of •
Ifi Edenton’s oldest residents.
Mr. Wiggins writes from a
■ vivid recollection of his inti
mate association with his sub- j
jeets and The Herald feels j
sure subscribers will very much (
| enjoy reading what he has to J
‘ say about them.
JASPER L. WIGGINS
. 1 I
Kipling wrote several years
ago, “Oh, Lord of hosts, be with
us yet, lest we forget, lest we for
Looking back over the more than
five decades since I first came to
Edenton as a young man, in May,
1899, very recently discharged from
the United States Army at the
completion of the Spanish-American
War, I feel that I want to record a
short biography of some of the men
and women of Edenton who have
| greatly enriched my life by knowing
I and living with them. As they have
passed across the stage of life they
| have, even more, enriched Edenton’s
history— by their wise counsel, by
'their insight, by their example in
Plans Completed For
Literary - Historical
Meeting May 14-15
Civic Calendai 1
Observance of Armed Forces
Day at the Edenton Marine Corps
Auxiliary Landing Field Satur
day, .May 15, from 12 o’clock noon
to 4 o’clock. The public is cor
An emergent communication of j
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.,
& A. M., will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the
Revival services are being held
this week in the Edenton Metho
Chowan Mutual Produce Ex
change, Inc, will open the auc
tion block at Valhalla Monday af
ternoon, May 17, at 10 o’clock.
Woman’s Society of Christian
j Service of the Methodist Church
i will meet at the church Wednes
day night, May 19, at 8 o’clock.
Chowan County Democratic
(Continued on Page Six)
Armed Forces Day
At Edenton Base
Saturday, May 15th
Program Is Arranged to*
Which Public Is Cor
| dially Invited
Plans have been completed for the
l observance of Armed Forces Day at
the Edenton Marine Corps Auxiliary
Landing Field Saturday, May 15. The
base will be open to civilians in this
area from 12 o’clock noon until 4
, For the occasion six types of planes
' will be on display. Platforms will
be erected near each plane and at each
plane will be a crew chief and pilot,
’ who will explain the functions and
l mechanisms of the planes to visitors.
’ There will be no charge, and it is
hoped many civilians will take ad- j
(Continued on Page 8, Section One)
VFW AUXILIARY FOOD SALE
AT P & Q STORE ON SATURDAY
,! The Auxiliary of William H. Cof
j field Post, No, 9280, Veterans of For
• jeign Wars, will sponsor a food sale in
the P & Q Super Market Saturday
morning beginning at 9 o’clock. Home
i made pies, cakes, candies and other
I items will be for sale.
everyday living and by the investment
of their funds as well as themselves.
Much that I shall record will be per
sonal recollections from intimate and
quiet talks with these friends of by
-1 gone days.
1 Chronologically, the first of these
. whom I was very fortunate to know,
i if only for a short while, was John
\ Wellington Branning. As a young;
i man his keen insight into the immense
• future of the lumber industry in the
i South led him to grasp the oppor
■ tunity to hew for himself a fortune.
; In so doing I think he, as no other
: one person, has contributed more to
■ the economy of Edenton, for to him
i must go the credit of being the pio
r neer of Edenton’s industrial life.
i (Continued on Page 7, Section 2)
$2.00 Per Year.
Mrs. Inglis Fletcher, the
President of Associa
tion, Will Preside
Miss Elizabeth Moore
And Mrs. Duncan
Plans have been completed for the
spring meeting of the State Literary
and Historical Association of North
Carolina, which will be held in Eden
ton Friday and Saturday of this week.
Mrs. Inglis Fletcher is president of
the association and extends a cordial
invitation to the public to attend all
Registration will take place at Hotel
Joseph Hewes from 1:30 to 2:30 and
at 2:30 in the Court House Mrs.
Fletcher will preside over the meet
ing. The address of welcome will be
made by W. W. Byrum, chairman of
the Chowan County Board of Com
missioners. A feature of this meeting
will be an address by Miss Elizabeth
Moore, who will speak on “Historic
Homes and Sites of Edenton.”
At 3:15 a tour of historic sites will
■ begin in front of the Court House and
at 5 o’clock a tea will be held at the
, home of Mrs. Richard Elliott, 206
(West Eden Street.
| At 7 o’clock a subscription dinner
I will be held in St. Paul’s Parish House
with Mrs. Fletcher presiding. Fea
! tures of this session will be an ad
j dress “Literary Highlights of the Al-
Ibemarle.” by Richard Walser of Ra
! leigh and a report on the member-
shin camuaign by Mrs. R. N. Simms
I of Raleigh and W. S. Tarlton of Cres
! I well.
5 1 After the dinner a reception will he
II given in the James Iredell house on
] East Church Street by the James Ire
-5 dell Association and the Edenton Tea
11 Party Chapter, DAR.
1 j The Saturday morning session will
■ he held in the Court House at 9:30
1 o’clock, at which time Mrs. Duncan
j Wales will speak on “Historic Houses
! .of Chowan County.”
■I At 10:15 another tour will begin in
front of the Court House, when points
of interest outside of Edenton will be
A meeting of the executive commit
tee will be held at Bandon Planta
tion at 1 o’clock and at 12:30 a sub
scription luncheon will be held, when
Mrs. Fletcher will be the principal
speaker. The meeting is scheduled to
adjourn at 2:30 P. M.
Homecoming Day On
Sunday, May 23rd
Ladies Will Serve Din
ner In New Educa
Sunday, May 23, has been designat
ed as Homecoming Day at the Eden
ton Methodist Church, when the prin
cipal speaker will be the Rev. Wil
|liam Lawrence Freeman, a former
I pastor of the church. Mr. Freeman
will speak at the morning service at
I Dinner will he served in the new
, educational building by ladies of the
l church and it is hoped many members
of the congregation will attend. The
j pastor, the Rev. E. B. Edwards, ex
tends a special invitation to all mem
|bers, as well as friends who helped
with the new building to be present
for the occasion.
More Funds Are Needed
To Repair Cupola House
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Cupola House Library
and Museum Association has been
postponed from May 20 until Wednes
day, June 2, at 4 o’clock at the Cup
ola House, it is announced by E. W.
Spires, chairman of the Executive
Extensive repairs and painting are
jnow under way and it is hoped that
much of this work can be completed
in time for the meeting of the State
Literary and Historical Association
scheduled for Friday and Saturday of
this week in Edenton.
“We still need additional funds with
which to complete this work, and will
greatly appreciate your sending con
tributions to Mrs. Gertrude S. Rose
vear, treasurer,” said Mr. Spires.