Volume XXL—Number 20.
-4ame Delegates To
Attend State Meet
County Convention Held
In Court House Satur
Resolution Adopted In
Memory of Senator
Chowan Democrats held their county
convention in the Court House Satur
day afternoon, at which time delegates
were chosen for the State Democratic
Convention which convenes in Memor
ial Auditorium in Raleigh today
(Thursday), Lloyd E. Griffin, chair
man of the County Executive Commit
tee, presided over the meeting at
which four of the county’s precincts
were represented including East Eden
ton, West Edenton, Center Hill and/
E. W. Spires, treasurer, reported
that a balance of $18.20 was in the
Chairman Griffin appointed T. C.
Byrum, L. W. Belch, P. S. McMullan,
T. L. Ward and Miss Minnie Hollowell
as a nominating committee, and upon
their recommendations all officers
were re-elected as follows: Chairman,
Lloyd E. Griffin; vice chairman, Mrs.
E. N. Elliott; secretary and treasur
er, E. W. Spires.
The following were elected as dele
gates to the State Convention: Lloyd
E. Griffin, Mrs. Josie W. Carr, A. P.
Harless, P. S. McMullan, E. W. Spires,
David Holton and all other Democrats
from Chowan County who may be able
attend, with each one attending
"ng their share of the votes to
JT h the county is entitled.
.tairman Griffin also appointed J.
... Pruden, Mrs. Josie Ruth Carr and
George Alma Byrum to draft suitable
resolutions of respect to the memory
of all Democrats of Chowan County
who have passed away since the last
convention held in May, 1952. Those
who have passed on include: Richard
Dillard Dixop, Perlie C. Ashley, Em
mett N, Elliott, Claude Small, George,
Bunch, James N. Boyce, J. L. Pettus, ■
Alma E. Harrell, J. F. Harrell, G. A. j
Helms and G. A. Holloweß.
Those attending the cwivention were
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Bad Weather Mars
Armed Forces Day
Major Portion of Activi- j
ties Forced to Be
Due to a steady rain all afternoon,
the major portion of the Armed Forc
es Day program at the Edenton Ma
rine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field
was forced to be abandoned Saturday,
and as a result of the inclement wea- ■
ther a small crowd of civilians went
out to the base.
An interesting program had been
planned and arrangements were made,;
to entertain the visitors expected to
attend, but the only part of the pro-!,
gram carried out was a display of ,
various Marine Corps aircraft and
guided tours of the station.
Features of the program which had ;
to be abandoned due to rain and a low
ceiling included a mass take-off by ;
eight AL-5 planes, a ground controlled
approach demonstration, a fire fight
ing demonstration by the station crash 1
crew, and a helicopter rescue of down
ed pilot demonstration.
What civilians attended enjoyed the
display and explanation of the various
types of planes and the tours taken on
Marine buses with a Marine pointing
out and explaining all of the places
passed on the tour. 1
Methodists Will Observe'
Homecoming On Sunday'
Methodists will observe homecoming .
next Sundgy, May 23, when a for
pastor, the Rev. W. L. Freeman,
X be the principal speaker at the
S* - o’clock service. ■
After the service dinner will be ser
ved in the recently completed educa
tional building by leaders of the
Former and present members and
friends, especially those outside the
membership who contributed to the
new church school building are cor
dially invited to attend the service.
THE CtfcWAN HERALD
Above is pictured Miss Peggy Per
ry of Chowan High School, who won
the music medal for high school music
pupils at a recital at the school on
May 6. The contest was directed by
Mrs. Ralph White. Runners up were
Jean Evans, Page Forehand, Novella
White and Airis Perry.
Chapter Os Eastern
Star Celebrates First
Charter Will Be Receiv-I
ed at Big Meeting on
Edenton Chapter of the Eastern
Star celebrated its first birthday an
niversary at a meeting held Monday
night, when District Deputy Grand
Matron Annie Laurie Mullens and Dis
' trict Grand Patron Robert Spence,
I both of South Mills attended, as well
|as a few visitors from South Mills and
Mrs. Frank Grimsell of Harlingen,'
Texas, a past worthy matron. I
A brief but interesting program was
rendered with Mrs. R. E. Leary, Mrs.
Robert Kennan, C. W. Overman and
Mrs. Daniel Reeves taking part, in
which tribute was paid to Mrs. E. B.
Edwards, worthy matron and Bill
Goodwin, worthy patron, for their un
tiring and efficient work done dur
ing the first year’s existence of the
chapter. Both were presented pres
' ents in token of the chapter’s apprecia
! tion for their special leadership,
j At the close of the meeting refresh
ments were served.
During the meeting it was an
nounced that Constitution Night will
be observed Friday night, June 11. At
that time the chapter will receive its
charter in an elaborate ceremony j
which will be attended by high East
ern Star officials as well as many
visitors from various chapters in this'
section of the state.
In anticipation of the celebration
Mrs. Edwards, worthy matron, ap-i
pointed Mrs. D. M. Reeves and Mrs.!
IC. W. Overman as joint chairmen, to-
I gether with Mrs. R. E. Leary and Mrs.
'Clyde Hollowell, to make arrange
ments for the program.
Mrs. C. B. Mooney, Mrs. Daniel
Reeves, Mrs. W. J. Daniels, Mrs. Helen
Wood, Mrs. J. N. Oglesby and Mrs.
A. M. Stanton were appointed as a re
Hubert Williford was apopinted to
secure chairs and proper accomoda
tions for the expected visitors.
Woman’s Club Seeking
The Edenton Woman’s Club, spon-|
sor of the Edenton playground, is now
seeking a supervisor to serve during
June, July and August.
All applicants should contact Un.
T. C. Byrum, Jr.
| Push Up ‘Mercury |
The drive for contributions for
the proposed Edenton swimming
pool is still in progress and re
sponse is not as prompt and gen
erous as Jesse Harrell, spearhead
of the drive, would like.
Anyone who desires to make a
contribution is requested to do so
I'ili iilmi I mini \ I Ini 111 l inilm i Thursday, May 20,1954.
Fin A Chowan
High Win Begin On
Friday Night May 21
Rev. P. Rowland Wag
ner Will Be Gradua- }
Commencement exercises will begin
at Chowan High School Friday night, i
May 21, at 8 o’clock, when Class Night
exercises will be held. A feature of
this program will be a play “Seniors
in Hawaii,” in which all of the Seniors
will take part.
Baccalaureate services will be held
Sunday night, May 23, at 8 o’clock,
when the sermon will be preached by
the Rev. B. L. Raines. Special music
will be rendered with the invocation
and Scripture lesson by the Rev. Car
roll H. Beale.
Graduation exercises will be held
Friday night, May 28, at 8 o’clock,
when the Rev. P. Rowland Wagner,
pastor of the Central Baptist Church
at Norfolk, will be the principal speak
er. Mr. Wagner is a well known speak
er and has spoken on several occasions
in this section. He will be introduced
by Superintendent W. J. Taylor.
Lorene Ashley ia valedictorian ofj
the class and Peggy Turner is saluta
torian. Other members of the class
are: Lorene Ashley, Eula Mae Boyce, '
Elbert Bunch, Jack Bunch, Jacquelyn
Bunch, Pattie Lou Bunch, Ralph
t Bunch, Leroy Byrum, Sammy Byrum. '
Gloria Evana, Jack Evans, Kermit
Harrell, Shirley Harrell, Zenovah Hu
go, Esther Mae Jordan, Frances Jor
dan, Ray Jordan, Ima J. Bass Lane,
Ouida Lane, James 0. Layden, James
Monds, Ada Nixon, Shirley Parrish,
Alvis Perry, Leon Privott, Carolyn
Spivey, Roger Spivey, Peggy Turner,
Mabel Tynch, Novella White and
i Marshals will be Jean Evans, Chief,
'Anne Hollowell, Evangeline Copeland,
I Mary Sue Elliott and Rose Marie Hol
Accompanists for the programs will
be Mrs. R. R. White, Miss Ceceilia
Willoughby and Peggy Turner.
Two Edenton Men
Get Posts Bn Ocean
1 Hiway Association
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Clyde Hollowell Assist-;
ant Sect. - Treas. and
Ernest Ward Director
Clyde Hollowell was elected Assist- :
ant Secretary-Treasurer of the Ocean ’
Hiway Association and Ernest J. 1
Ward, Jr., was elected a director at '
the annual meeting held at Ocean 1
View’ on May 14 and 15.
Hollowell has been a director of the <
association for six years prior to his <
election to the assistant secretary- 1
treasurer post. Ward has been active ;
in promoting the Ocean Hiway since i
he became Town Clerk in Edenton. ]
The association, largest and oldest
interstate highway association in the :
• United States, has representatives ]
from Maine to Florida. They promote
,the use of Routes 13 and 17 for motor 1
travel between the “pines and the 1
Sidney Banks of Virginia Beach and
Richmond, was elected president of the j
i association. Capt. L. H. Garrison, of I
Wilmington, Del., and Virginia Beach,
was re-elected chairman of the board, i
and William T. Schwartz, also of Wil
mington, Del., was continued as secre- I
New officers and directors were in- ,
stalled Saturday night at a banquet
and dance aboard the S.S. Princess
Anne of the Virginia Ferry Corpora
Those attending the meeting from
Edenton were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hol
lowell, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Ward, (
Jr., Mayor Leroy Haskett, Shelton 1
Moore and Ashton Morgan. <
Jaycees Will Install
New Officers May 27 1
Officers for the Edenton Junior *
Chamber of Commerce will be install- j
ed at a banquet to be held Thursday j
night, May 27, at the VFW home. 1
Joe Conger, Jr., will be installed as <
president, succeeding Thomas Shep- j
ard. Other officers who will be in
stalled include Luther Parks, first ,
vice president; Jimmy Ricks, second ,
vice president; Rufus Carraway, sec- 1
retary, and Thomas Byrum, treasurer. 1
Joe Conger ahd Scott Harrell, State .
director, attended the State Jaycee 1
Convention held in Raleigh last week.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY 1
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet l
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 'o’clock 1
.in the Parish House. '
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A. PHston Godwin
Critical Os School
Says Opinion Motivated
By Social and Political
A. Pilston Godwin, one of the can
didates for the State Senate, this week
made the following comment on the
recent ruling by the Supreme Court
that school segregation is unconstitu
“The decision of the court in the
school segregatin cases will have seri
ous effect on the harmonious relation
ship the races have enjoyed in North
“The decision seems to confirm the
long standing opinion of many that
the highest court in the land is fre
quently motivated by social and politi
cal expediency in arriving at its opin
ions and that such motivations over
ride ancient and established interpre
tation of our Constitution and laws.
“A casual reading of the opinion of
the court discloses that the opinion is
| not founded upon law or legal decis
ions, but rather upon the current so
cial and political views of the indi
vidual members of the court The
opinion does not even read as if pre
pared by a judge, but by a social
idealist. There is no law in the de
“Notwithstanding, I feel that North
Carolinians will move forward in
whatever is done in the state with
typical North Carolina justice for its
New Highway Shops
Will Be Dedicated
At Hertford Friday
Affair Postponed Last
Week Due to Senator
Due to the death of Senator Clyde
Hoey last week, dedication of the new
First Division highway shops at Hert
ford was postponed from Friday to
Friday of this week.
Postponement of the celebration was
announced Thursday by Highway
Commissioner J. Emmett Winslow af
ter consulting Governor William B.
Umstead and other State officials.
The dedication will be held Friday
of this week at the new highway
shops two miles north of Hertford,
when Governor Umstead is scheduled
to make the principal address and
other prominent officials are expected
The district includes Bertie, Cam
den, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hert
ofrd, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Northamp
ton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell
and Washington, and officials and
guests from all the counties are ex
pected to attend the celebration.
A big barbecue and fish fry will be
a feature of the dedication, which will
get under way at 4 o’clock and Mr.
Winslow, as Highway Commissioner
for the division, will be host. He
hopes many people in the division will
Cimwan County WMU
Holds Meeting Today
Two Sessions Scheduled
In Center Hill Bap
The Women’s Missionary Union of
Chowan County will meet at the Cen
ter Hill Baptist Church this (Thurs
day) morning, starting at 10 o’clock,
and an afternoon session starting at
1:30 o’clock. The theme of the meet
ing will be “Consecrated Hands.”
At the morning session Mrs. L. C.
Chandler will offer prayer. A wel
come will be extended by Mrs. E. L.
Belch and the response will be made
by Mrs. Norman Hollowell. The de
votional will be in charge of Mrs.
Scott Harrell and special music will
be rendered by the Warwick W.M.S.
After recognition of visitors, Mrs.
William A. Swets will speak on “Con
secrated Hands” and L. H. Miller will
preach a missionary sermon.
Young people will be in charge of
the afternoon session, with the devo
ional being in charge of Mrs. C. H.
Davis. . Young people of the Rocky
Hock Church will participate on the
program with special music by the
Macedonia Church. The principal ad
dress will be made by William Payne.
Chowan Likely To
Lose Blood Program
Due To Lack Funds
| Holmes Honored |
JOHN A. HOLMES
At a special meeting of the
Edenton unit of the North Caro
lina Education Association held
■ May 6, John A. Holmes was pre
-1 sented a life membership in the
National Education Association in
recognition of his contribution to
the progress of Edenton schools.
1 J. A. Holmes Honored
: By Life Membership
; In Educational Group
Presented By Members I
Os Edenton NEA Unit
At Special Meeting
In recognition of his contribution to
( the progress of the Edenton schools,
and as a token of their esteem, mem
bers of the Edenton unit of the North
k Carolina Education Association pre
sented a life membership in the Nat
ional- Education Association to Super
intendent of Schools, John A. Holmes.
The presentation was made by Miss
Paulina Hassell, on behalf of the lo
■ cal association, at a special meeting:
• held Thursday, May 6 in the Edenton
• Junior-Senior High School library.
1 In bestowing the certificate of life
membership, Miss Hassell gave a brief
; resume of Mr. Holmes’ accomplish
-1 ments as the administrative head of
the Edenton schools.
Superintendent Holmes is the first
school executive in the Chowan area
to be awarded this honor.
Faye Twiddy Third
In Elizabeth City's
Contest For Queen
Peggy Harris of Hert
ford Wins Title of
Faye Twiddy, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. B. Franklin Twiddy, selected by I
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree of
Pocahontas, to represent Chowan
County in the Elizabeth City Potato '
Festival, won third place in the beau- 1
1 ty contest Saturday night.
First place went to Peggy Harrell,
“Miss Perquimans' County,” and sec
ond was Jane Crofton, “Miss Wash
Rain interfered with the Potato
Festival festivities. The parade was
held, but some features were moved
indoors. It was necessary to postpone
the festival pageant from Friday
night to Monday night on Memorial
Mass meeting will be held in
the Lions Club den Monday night
at 8 o’clock to consider the Red
Cross blood program in Chowan
VFW Post, No. 9280 and the
Auxiliary will sponsor a Memorial
Day dance in the Edenton arm
ory Saturday night, May 29, be
ginning at 9 o’clock.
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary will
meet Friday afternoon, May 28,
at 3 o’clock in the nurses’ home.
Rocky Hock and Colerain sched
uled to play an exhibition game on
Hicks Field Sunday afternoon at
Women’s Missionary Union of
Chowan County meets today' !
(Thursday) at the Center Hill )
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$2.00 Per Year.
Mass Meeting Called to
Consider Situation on
More Money Necessary
To Continue Program
In Chowan County
At a meeting of Red Cross workers
held in the office of Dr. A. F. Down
urn, chairman of the Chowan County
Red Cross chapter, Monday afternoon,
it was reported that the 1954 Red
Cross fund raising campaign in the
county was $l,lOO short of the $3,000
This caused no little concern due to
the fact that it virtually means that
unless more money is forthcoming the
blood program in the county will be
forced to be abandoned, for recently
most of this expense Ims been paid
from the balance from previous cam
So serious is the situation that a
mass meeting has been called for next
Monday night, May 24, at 8 o’clock
in the Lions den at the comer of
Broad and Queen Streets.
It is hoped many interested citizens
will attend this meeting to the end
I that some arrangement can be made
to continue the bloodmobile visits to
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Poppy Day Will Be
Observed May 29th
Mrs. Gene Perry Chair
man For Chowan
Mrs. Gene Perry, chairman of the
American Legion Poppy Committee,
announced this week that Poppy Day
will be observed in Chowan County
Saturday, May 29. Mrs. Perry stated
that disabled veterans of three wars,
working in hospitals and convalescent
work rooms, have made approximately
25,000,000 crepe paper memorial pop
pies to be worn in honor of their fall
en comrades on May 29.
The disabled men have been at
work throughout the winter and
spring, with material supplied and
earnings paid by the American Legion
Auxiliary. The poppy making gives
them something interesting to do and
is considered valuable as occupational
therapy. For many of the veterans
who have spent long periods in the
hospitals, the work gives the encour
aging experience of being able to earn
money once again.
The poppies are distributed on Pop
py Day by volunteer workers frorr.
among the Auxiliary’s 1,000,000 mem
bers, and all contributions made by
those wearing the little red flower of
memory go into the Auxiliary reha
bilitation and child welfare funds.
I VFW Memorial Day
Dance On May 29th
Proceeds Will Be Contri
buted to Swimming
Sponsored by William H. Coffield
Post, No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the VFW Auxiliary, a Me
morial Day dance will be held in the
Edenton armory Saturday night, May
29, starting at 9 o’clock.
Proceeds from the dance will be con
tributed to the swimming pool fund.
Music for the dance will be furnish
ed by Herb Carter and his orchestra
There will be no table reservations,
but those in charge of the dance say
there will be plenty of tables for all.
Rocky Hock Will Play
Colerain On Sunday
Palmer Tynch, manager of the
Rocky Hock baseball team of the Al
bemarle League, says an exhibition
game with Colerain is scheduled to be
played on Hicks Field Sunday after
noon starting at 3 O’clock.
These two teams were scheduled to
play a game Saturday night, but was
cancelled due to rain. The Edenton
1 Colonials and Elizabeth City game
scheduled for last Thursday night was
also called off due to rain.