Volume XXl— Number 21.
Mass Chest XP Ray Survey June 2nd - July Bth
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Takes Spotlight In
Clerk of Court and Sher- i
iff Contests Claiming I
Polls Open to Cast Bal
lots From 6:30 A. M.
To 6:30 P. M.
With the Democratic primary elec
tion scheduled to be held Saturday,
May 29, candidates are making their
final bid for votes.
Taking the spotlight in the election
is the race for U. S. Senator, with
Alton Lennon, incumbent and former
Governor W. Kerr Scott apparently
having the upper hand. Both candi
dates have a strong following and
while the Lennon forces predict vic
tory, there are Scott supporters who
are equally confident their candidate
will be the winner. In Chowan Coun
ty Lennon sympathizers are more ac
tive and are working hard to effect a
good majority for their man.
Aside from the Senatorial race, a
great deal of interest is focused on
two local contests, the race for Sher
iff and Clerk of Superior Court.
Sheriff J. A. Bunch is a candidate
for re-election and is opposed by Er
nest Lee and Earl Goodwin. All three
candidates have been hard at work so
liciting votes throughout the entire
county, so that this contest alone
should help to bring out a substantial
Clerk of Court E. W. Spires is op
posed by William Privott, and many
friends of both candidates are await
ing with no little interest the outcome
of this race.
All of the other county officials who
are up for election are unopposed. ,•'
Voters in the East Edenton pre
cinct will cast their ballots at the
Court House. For West Edenton Pre
cinct voting must be done in the Mu
nicipal Building. In the Rocky Hock
Precinct Henry Bunch’s store will be
the polling place. In the Center Hill
Precinct Elliott Belch’s office will be
the polling place. Herbert Peele’s
store will be the polling place in
Wardville Precinct. In the Yeopim
Precinct the polling place will be Har
ry Perry’s store.
The polls will be open from 6:30
A. M., and close at 6:30 P. M.
Poppy Day Will Be
Citizens Asked to Wear
Poppies In Honor of
Next Saturday, May 29, will be ob
served as Poppy Day, when bright red
poppies will be worn in honor of the
nation’s war dead.
Mrs. Gene Perry, Poppy Day chair
man of the American Legion Auxilia
ry, is hopeful that all of the poppies
allocated to Chowan County will be
purchased during the day.
The poppies will be distributed here
by members of the Auxiliary who will
work through the day as unpaid vol
unteers. They will receive contribu
tions for the Auxiliary’s work for dis
abled veterans and needy children.
The poppies will be crepe paper re
plicas of the wild poppies which grew
■“between the crosses, row on row,”
in the World War I battle cemeteries
in France and Belgium. They have
been made by disabled veterans of
both World Wars.
Mrs. Perry says that fully 26 mil
lion of the Auxiliary’s memorial pop
pies are expected to be worn by Amer
icans on Poppy Day this year.
Mike Malone Editor
Os School’s Annual
Mike Malone was on Thursday of
last week elected editor of the An
nual for Jhe Edenton Junior-Senior
High School for the year 1954-65.
Others elected to serve on the An
nual .staff were: Pictures, Allison
Campen; art editor, Cecil Miller; or
ganizations, Evelyn Bunch; special
features, Bobby Smith; business man
ager, Billy Hardison; advertising,
Miles Williams; photographic man
ager, Carolyn Ashley and circulation
manager, Lois Privott.
THE IHOWAN HERALD
Graduation Speaker |
REV. P. ROWLAND WAGNER
Featuring graduating exercises
at Chowan High School Friday
night will be an address by the
Rev. P. Rowland Wagner, pastor
of the Central Baptist Church in
Use Os Club Room
In Summer Months
Large Group of Boys
- And Girls Enjoy Bene
fits of Local Club
With the closing of the Edenton
schools this week, members of the
Teen-Age Club have requested that
the recreation center be kept open
during the summer months. The board
of directors granted their request and
membership cards will be printed and
sold by the students for 25 cents. It
was announced that no student will
be admitted into the club without a
Herbert Hollowell, president of the
Teen-Age Board, has spent consider
able time and effort to make the Teen-
Age Club an organization to be proud
of. The youngsters have spent many
enjoyable hours at the club with their
friends. This sort of entertainment
not only keeps the boys and girls out
of mischief over the week-ends, but
to have deprived them of this healthy
and educational recreation during the
summer months would, no less, have
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In Quarter Finals
Edgar Halsey and Bob
by Stokley Play In
Edenton’s two marble shooting
champions, Edgar Halsey and Bobby
Stokely participated in the annual
VFW state tournament held in
Fayetteville Friday and Saturday.
They were accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Perry and returned home on
The two boys made a good showing
but were eliminated in the quarter fi
nals. The winner of the tournament
was George Andrews of Durham, who
will represent North Carolina in the
national VFW tournament in Akron,
Ohio. He was presented a trophy for,
himself and one for his school as well
as a S3OO scholarship and, of course, a
free trip to Akron.
The two Edenton boys were pre
sented oscars for participating in the
tournament and, together with all con- 1
testants, enjoyed a special program in I
their behalf which included a tour of.
Fayetteville and Fort Bragg.
The local marble tournament was
sponsored by the William H. Coffield
Post, No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, in which 87 boys participated.
County, North Carolina, Thursday, May 27,1954.
43 Seniors Scheduled
To Graduate Monday
At Jr.-Sr. High School
Marjorie Webb and Bar
bara Dail Valedictor
ian and Salutatorian
Friday will mark the beginning of
commencement exercises at the Eden
ton Junior-Senior High School when
senior class night exercises will be
held in the Elementary School audi
The program will open with a daisy
chain formed by the sophomore class
and a feature will be a welcome song
by a selected group in the form of
a playlet in honor of the Valedictorian.
Gene Saunders will be reader. Gif
torian is Betty Smith and a gift to the
school and others will be made by
Clifford Overman. Principal Gerald
James will present awards. Pianist
for the Processional will be Mary El*
The baccalaureate sermon will be
preached Sunday night by the Rev. E.
B. Edwards, pastor of the Methodist
Church. The invocation will be by
the Rev. Gordon Bennett, pastor of
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the
Rev. E. C. Alexander, pastor of the
'Christian Church, will read the scrip
ture. The Rev. Mr. Bennett will pro
nounce the benediction.
Special music will be provided by
the Treble Clef Club and a mixed
chorus. Mary Leggett Browning will
Commencement will come to an end
Monday night, May 31, when gradua
tion exercises will be held. The Rev.
James MacKenzie will give the invo
cation. Clifford Overman will act as
master of ceremonies. Truth and Jus
tice will be presented by Ben Brown
ing; Purity and Loveliness by Tal
bert Jackson; Honor and Reputation
1 by Bobby Whiteman.
I The following will present awards:
Arion award, J. P. Partin; BPW
Scholarship, Mrs. Laura Ferguson;
Bus Drivers Award, N. J. George;-
DAR Literary Award. Mrs. W. D.
Holmes, Jr.; PTA Scholarship, W. T.
Harry; Debating Medals, Superinten
dent John A. Holmes; Rotary Cup
1 Award, John Kramer,
i Principal Gerald James will present
t the class and Suoerintendent John A.
l Holmes will award the diplomas.
1 Valedictorian of the class is Mar
-1 jorie Webb and Barbara Dail is sa
t Special miisic will be provided by
I the Treble Clef Club and a mixed
Marshals will be Mike Malone,
; Chief, Mary Leggett Browning, Caro
. lyn Ashley, Frankie Privott, Jimmy
. Harrison, Evelyn Bunch and Alice
r Officers of the senior class are:
r President, Clifford Overman; vice
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, Cub Pack Meeting
Called Friday Night
Purpose Is to Stimulate
More Interest Among
I Parents of all boys between the ages
of 8 and 11 years are especially urg
>ed to attend a meeting in behalf of
the Edenton Cub Scout Pack Friday
. night. The meeting will begin at 7:30
The purpose of this meeting is to
stimulate interest in the pack to the
end that more boys will be enrolled.
r Boys, too, are invited to attend if they
’ are accompanied by at least one of
l their parents. Interest in the pack
has been lagging, so that it is hoped
1 many parents will accompany their
j boys to the meeting.
EDENTON GRANTED (ISO SERVICE 1
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’ According to a telegram from Tom|
Kunz, Associate Regional Executive of
I thp United Service Organization, Inc.,
[ Atlanta, Ga., USO service has been
i granted to Edenton.
In the telegram to Mrs. J. P. Ricks,
■ | Jr., local USO chairman, Mr. Kunz
! I stated that further information would
• | be available within ten days.
I I Since receipt of the telegram Mrs.
Ricks has been contacted by the USO
J Director at New Bern and Major M. I.
i McMahon, National Field Supervisor
! of the Salvation Army USO, who will
i meet with her in Edenton Friday to
discuss arrangements for the USO.
8,260 Chowan County Persons
Eligible To Be X-Rayed: Unit
At Edenton’s Police Station
Decision Reached To
Stage Second Drive
For Blood Program
Decided at Mass Meet
ing Program Is In
Doctors Emphasize Im
portance of Having
Blood on Hand
At a Red Cross mass meeting of in
terested citizens held Monday night in
the Edenton Lions Club den, it was
decided that the Red Cross blood pro
gram was indispensible to Edenton
and Chowan County and that it must
Although the fund raising cam
paign fell short of the goal by about
$l,lOO, the opinion was expressed by
West Byrum, chairman of the Chowan
| County Commissioners, that, if the
‘ people are given the facts, if they
know just how important it is to have
blood available to patients at Chowan
Hospital and how much it costs, they
will support it financially.
Dr. Richard Hardin stated that it
■ was a life and death decision, that
our own lives, us well as our loved
\ ones, might depend upon getting
blood at the right time.
The blood prgram was discussed by
Dr. A. M. Stanton, surgeon and chair
man of the Bloodmobile program. He
stated that the total amount of blood
used at Chowan Hospital last year
would have cost $13,000 if bought at
the rate of $25 per pint
Under the Red Cross plan this blood
1 is given without charge to any and all
I patients, rich and poor alike, and yet
the total pro rata cost of operating
the blood program in Chowan County
is approximately SBOO. This repre
sents two-thirds of the entire Red
Cross budget for Chowan County. 'Hie
minimum goal for the fund raising
campaign was Set at $3,036. Os this
amount, $1,456 was to be retained by
the local chapter and $1,580 was to be
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Alice Parrish New
State FHA Secretary
Plans to Attend Region
al Convention in Flor
ida June 21-27
Alice Parrish, a junior in the Eden
ton Junior-Senior High School, was
notified Tuesday that she had been
elected State secretary for the Future
Homemakers of America.
Miss Parrish is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Parrish of the Cow
pen Neck section. At present she is
president of the Edenton FHA Chap
ter and has served as an officer and on
committees at various times.
Because of her selection as State
secretary, Miss Parrish will be given
a free trip to Daytona Beach, Florida,
June 21-27 to attend the regional con
vention of the FHA.
| The granting of a local USO service
is the result of work of a com
mittee organized during the Fall to se
cure USO service for the personnel of
the Marine Auxiliary Air Field. The
committee earlier in the year made
provisions for a three-year lease on
the ballroom of the Joseph Hewes Ho
tel at $75 per month, which sum is to
be paid by generous merchants and
citizens of Edenton who have pledged
the above figure. The colored USO
will be located irs the Negro Library at
■ the corner of Gale and Oakum Streets,
A committee meeting w‘" be called
in the near future.
Mass X-ray survey will be held
in Chowan County June 2 to July
The graduating class of the
Edenton Junior-Senior High
School will hold class night exer
cises in the Elementary School au
ditorium Friday night at 8 o’clock.
The baccalaureate exercises will
be held Sunday night at 8 o’clock
and graduation exercises will be
i held Monday night at 8 o’clock.
Parents of boys between 8 nnd
11 years of age are requested to
i meet Friday night, May 28, at the
Boy Scout Cabin in the interest of
the Cub Scout Pack.
Graduation exercises will he
i held at Chowan High School Fri
r day night, May 28, at 8 o’clock,
i County and town offices will be
> closed Monday, May 31, in obser
r vance of national Memorial Day.
> The Bank of Edenton will be
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John Holmes Named
' Commander For Ist
Division By Legion
Local Post and Auxiliary
Well Represented at
Edward G. Bond Post, No. 40 of the
, American Legion and the Ladies’ Au
xiliary were well represented at the
[ State Legion Convention held in Ashe
, ville Thursday through Sunday. Nine
. members of the Post attended the con
, vention, including W. W. Byram, E. J.
, Hobbs, W. A. Perry, Mack Roger- i
. son, Thurston Harrell, Troy Toppin,
Clarence White, Robert L. Pratt and
W. J. Yates. The Auxiliary members
included Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt, Mrs.
Lena Leary, Mrs. John Lee Spruill and
Mrs. Juanita Cozzens.
All who went to Asheville report a
' splendid time and a very successful
The local Post and Auxiliary receiv
ed recognition in that John A. Holmes
was named Commander of the First
Division. Mr. Holmes is now Com
mander of Ed Bond Post
Robert L. Pratt was named vice
commander of the Go-Getter Club in
the First Division, while E. J. Hobbs
1 was named vice commander of the
1 First District and W. J. Yates as nl
-1 ternate to the national Legion Conven
tion which will be held in Washington,
D. C., in September.
Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt was named by
the Auxiliary as a state delegate to
the national convention.
Mrs. W. S. Caravan of Columbia,
which is in the First District, was
elected State president of the Auxili
Charles L. Overman
Initiated Member Os
Blue Key Fraternity
Charles L. Overman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Overman of Edenton, was
recently initiated as a member of Blue
Key National Honorary Fraternity at
North Carolina State College.
Students who have demonstrated
outstanding qualities in leadership,
character, and scholarship are chosen
for Blue Key membership in their
junior or senior year.
Overman has taken an active part in
extra-curricular activities at N. C.
State. He is a member of Alpha Zeta,
the American Society of Agricultural
Engineers, Pershing Rifles, the Agri
cultural Club, and the YMCA. He is
also secretary of the senior class. He
is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho,
, social fraternity.
$2.00 Per Year.
Unit Stationed at Cho
wan High School
10 A.M7TO4P. M.
Effort Being Made to
Give Wide Publicity
Plans were started early this week
for the free mass chest X-ray survey
which will get under way in the Pas
Health District June 2 through July 8.
This X-ray survey is for everyone,
white and colored, over 15 years of
age. It is pointed out that there is
very little trouble to be X-rayed. It
requires no undressing and takes only
one minute. Each one X-rayed will
receive a report.
The X-ray unit, one of four to be
used in the district, is scheduled to be
in Edenton June 2 through July 8 and
will be located at the Police Station
each day from 10 A. M., to 4 P. M.,
except Sundays and Mondays.
The unit will be at Chowan High
School June 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 from
10 A. M., to 4 P. M.
Meeting with an Edenton group
Monday morning, Mrs. Duke Cropsey,
secretary of the District Tuberculosis
Association and Miss Iris Turlington,
a clerk from the State Board of
Health, plans were discussed to inform
everybody in the county that the X
ray unit will be here and the import
ance for everybody to be X-rayed.
Mrs. Cropsey stated that in the dis
trict there are 33,000 who should be
X-rayed and of this number 8,260 are
in Chowan County.
Literature, posters and the schedule
will be widely distributed with the
schools, churches, various clubs and
Boy Scouts asked to help advertise the
visit of the X-ray unit.
The X-ray work will be done by
qualified physicians and each person
X-rayed will receive a report within
two or three weeks.
Mrs. Cropsey pointed out that the
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Assembly Os God
Church Revival Will
j Begin On June 6th
i The Rev. David Pulley
t Os Trinidad, Texas,
Revival services will begin in the
: Assembly of God Church Sunday, June
: 6. The visiting preacher will be the
■ Rev. David R. Pulley of Trinidad,
> Services will be held each night at
l 7:30 o’clock, with special music ar
i ranged for each meeting.
! The Rev. J. H. Anderson, pastor of
• the church, extends a cordial invita
tion to the general public to attend the
Last Auction Sale
Friday And Saturday
Col. Robert (Bob) Shea, who has
been conducting community auctions at
the Legion hut on the Windsor high
way for several weeks, announces that
his final auctions will be held Friday
and Saturday nights at 7:30 o'clock.
While in Edenton Mr. Shea has
made many friends, but due to other
. interests he is obliged to leave Eden
A wide variety of items will be auc
, tioned off during the last two sales,
so that large crowds are expected to
OFFICES CLOSED MAY 31
I All county offices will be closed
, Monday, May 31, in observance of na
i tional Memorial Day, which falls on
Sunday, May 30. Important business
should, therefore, be transacted ac
BANK CLOSED MONDAY
I <1716 Bank of Edenton will be closed
• all day Monday, May 31, in order to
i observe National Memorial Day, which
; falls on Sunday, May 30. Important
, banking business should, therefore, be