Volume xXI.-~Number 22. - Albermarle Circuit Opens Monday Inght . . - - . ... _ . . ... 1* ? * »w» t • - ■*■ ■ ■ A• ' ■ . Former Governor Scott Wins Over Alton Lennon For U. S. Senate In Primary Election J. A. Bunch and E. W. Spires Weather Storm u For Re-election record” vote Chowan Registers Ma jority of 46 Votes For Senator Lennon According to unofficial returns, former Governor W. Kerr Scott won the Democratic nomination over Senator Alton Lennon for United States Senator in Satur day’s primary election. Hie vote remained comparatively close as returns trickled in so that when all precincts reported Scott held a majority of over 8,000 votes. There were five other candidates for the post, who polled close to j 16,000 votes. Both Scott and Lennon polled a record vote in the State for a pri mary election. Scott’s vote was 310,815 and Lennon’s 286,441. The previous record vote was in 1950 when Frank Graham re ceived 303,605 in the first pri mary and the late Senator Willis Smith polled 281,114 votes in the runoff to win the election. Sparked by two hotly contested races for local offices, Saturday’s Democratic primary election brought out a Chowan County vote about equal to the previous record vote reg istered when J. C. B. Ehringhaus was nominated for Governor in 1932. With favorable weather on Satur day, 1,874 Chowan County voters took time out to cast a ballot in the elec tion. The two Edenton precincts had an exceptionally heavy vote, with 703 ballots cast in the East Edenton pre cinct and 587 in West Edenton pre cinct. Chowan County turned in a slight majority for Senator Alton Lennon over former Governor W. Kerr Scott, for a regular term in the United State Senate. Lennon received 871 votes and Scott 825, or a majority of 46 votes. Thirty-two votes were dis tributed among Wingfield, Bostic, Sprinkle, Turner and Boyd. For a short term Lennon led with 798 votes with Scott receiving 721. Wingfield received 15 votes and Sprin kle 11. (Continued on Page Twelve) Francis S. Chesson Receives B.D. Degree Among 249 Graduates at Baptist Theological Seminary Francis Small Chesson, son of W. M. Chesson of Roper, received the Bachelor of Divinity degree at re cent commencement exercises of the Southern Baptist Theological Semi nary, Louisville, Ky. He was one of 249 to graduate from the 94-year-old • institution. Southern Baptist Theological Semi nary is one of five graduate theologi cal schools of the Southern Baptist Convention. It was established in Greenville, S. C., in 1859, and moved to Louisville, Ky., in 1877. The school now has more than 10,000 alumni. The 1954 graduating class included nine students from the Seminary’s School of Religious Education which opened last year. There were 15 graduates of the School of Church Music, and 225 of the School of Theol ogy. Sixty-four graduates at the end of the first semester brought the total for the year to 313, largest in the history of the school. Teen-Age Club Open Two Nights Week Mrs. Merle Wilkins, chaperone at the Teen-Age Club, announced this week that the club will be open two nights of the week during the summer months, instead of Saturday nights as previously stated. The youngsters asked that the club be open to them on Tuesday and Thursday nights, so beginning Tues day night of next week the club will be open from 8 to 11 o’clock on Tues day and Thursday nights. THE CHOWAN HERALD I EDENTON HONOR STUDENTS Marjorie Webb, left, is valedictorian of the class of 1954 of Edenton Junior-Senior High School. She is president of the Student Council, president of the Beta Club, a member of the Glee Club, Spotlight Staff, Annual Staff, participated in the Senior Play, typist for the English Department and vice president of the Northeastern District Beta Club. Barbara Dail is salutatorian and president of the Tri- Hi-Y Club, secretary of the Senior Class, treasurer of the Senior Book Club, a member of the Glee Club Spotlight Staff, Annual Staff and a participant of the senior play.—(Evelyn Leary Photo.) Visiting Minister At Baptist Church For Services On Sunday! i 1 The Rev. Joseph R. Rob- j inson Will Preach at Both Services ’ The Rev. Joseph R. Robinson, Pro • fessor of Church History at the I Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, will be the ’ guest minister at both morning and ' evening services of the Baptist ’ Church on Sunday, June 6. He comes, with a rather varied background of j 1 experience, having been active in the ' business and publicity fields prior to [ Kis call to the ministry. The pastor, the Rev. R. N. Carroll, is attending! the Southern Baptist Convention and, ■ I in his absence, the Rev. Mr. Robinson will preach at both sendees, j Besides being Professor of Church ! History, the Rev. Mr. Robinson is ■ | Comptroller of Southeastern Theolo * I gical Seminary at Wake Forest which, because of its recent organization, |. held its first commencement for a graduating class in late May. Al ready taking care of as many students as rooming facilities will permit, the outlook promises rapid growth for the seminary as its dormitory facilities expand and especially so when Wake Forest College moves to its new lo cation in Winston-Salem in the near future. , The regular hours for services will ■be observed. The morning worship service will be at 11 o’clock and the evening service at 7:30. The other regular services of the church are Sunday School at 9:45; Training Union at 6:15 Sunday night; the mid week prayer service next Wednesday night at 7:30, when the speaker will be the Associational Missionary, G. M. Singletary; the Bible Study Hour on Friday night at 7:30. Civic Calendar Mass X-ray survey in progress until July Bth. Committee meeting tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the Parish House to plan for opening of an Edenton USO Club. Call made for items to be used in proposed Edenton USO Club. The Young Woman’s Bible Class of the Edenton Baptist Church will meet next Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock at the church. Edenton Chapter of the East ern Star will meet Monday night, June 7, at 8 o’clock in the Court House. Annual Negro 4-H District Federation will he held in Eden (Uontlnued On Page Seven) • Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 3,1954. —1.,.. ... - . —i-- n ... —l,—i. 13 Seniors At Chowan High Given Diplomas At Exercises Friday Group of Students Win Awards For Outstand ing Accomplishments Featuring graduation exercises at Chowan High School Friday night was , an address by the Rev. P. Rowland j Wagner of Norfolk. Mr. Wagner in; his inimitable manner injected humor j in his remarks, but the gist of his i [remarks was his advice for the grad-; ! uates to learn to get over things, learn j to get on to things, learn to get into, | things with a smile on the face and ■ God in the heart. Carolyn Spivey was awarded the Rotary Cup on her record as the most !! outstanding student during her high ; school career in scholarship, citizen * ship and extra curricular activities. 1 1 The cup was presented by Gilliam 1 Wood, vice president of the Rotary ■ Club. , The Ruritan Cup went to George , Jordan and Mary Sue Elliott for out standing accomplishments in FFA and FHA. Jordan was also awarded a cash award. Runner-up medals went to Ray Jordan and Rose Marie Hoi- 1 lowell, with presentations made by the; (Continued on Page Twelve) CHOWAN COUNTY’S VOTE | §g„ | s J §1 i! n I-. li| HW iiw X USS >• E- U. S. SENATE (Regular Term): Lennon 374 296 58 54 58 31 871 Scott 259 262 78 97 72 59 825 Wingfield ; 6 4 11 IJ Bostic —1 Sprinkle : 3 1— Turner 3 ll3 ° Boyd 4 3 U. S. SENATE (Short Term): „ ~ Lennon 353 271 44 44 62 24 798 Scott 229 233 56 88 62 54 721 Wingfield 8 6 —l Sprinkle I 4 4 3 TREASURER: Gill _ _ 367 314 49 68 46 53 897 James 124 118 16 27 19 16 320 INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: Fletcher 264 227 37 44 35 33 640 Gold 225 199 23 40 26 29 542 STATE SENATE: Aydlett 331 315 42 85 61 46 880 Godwin 258 263 104 103 100 39 867 Spruill 258 205 32 38 47 27 507 SHERIFF: Bunch __. 474 343 92 81 66 48 1104 Goodwin 193 202 80 71 85 41 672 Lee 36 42 7 9 3 1 98 CLERK SUPERIOR COURT: Spires 488 366 66 89 98 42 1149 Privott 215 213 109 71 58 49 715 I • »■ ww s»> Interesting Program Marks Final Exercise Os High School Term Addresses By Students And Awards Fea ture Program Commencement exercises for the ■ Edenton Junior-Senior High School came to a close Monday night when graduation exercises were held in the Edenton Elementary School auditori um and 43 seniors received their di plomas. The graduates entered the auditor ium to Elgar’s “Pomp and Circum stance,” after which the invocation was made by the Rev. James MacKen zie. A mixed chorus then rendered two selections, “Open Our Eyes” and “Beautiful Savior.” Clifford Overman, president of the class, was master of ceremonies and with a theme “Think On These Things,” three seniors spoke taking the place of a graduation speaker. Ben Browning' spoke on “Truth and Justice,” while Talbert Jackson’s subject was “Purity and Loveliness” and Bobby Whiteman spoke on “Honor and Reputation.” J. P. Partin presented Lions Club Arion award to Hazel Elliott for be ing the most outstanding student in the band. Mrs. Laura Ferguson presented a check for $25 to Marjorie Webb giv en by the BPW Club for being the most outstanding student in the com mercial course. Ellis McClenney won the bus driv ers’ award, a pin, presented by N. J. George. Young McClenney holds a | record of driving a bus four years | without a single accident. Mrs. W. D. Holmes, Jr., presented 1 three awards from the DAR for the I best essays. Marjorie Webb receiv ed sls, Rachel Yount sls and Talbert r! Jackson $lO. | f’M *PTA SIOO scholarship award I was* presented to Jackie Wallace to |be applied to tuition in any college of t her choice. The award was presented j by W. T. Harry. Debating medals in the form of miniature Aycock Cups had not been received but these will go to Ethel ; Ann Swets and Robert Earl Edwards, ; who are state champion debaters. I These were to have been awarded by i! Superintendent John A. Holmes. •| The Rotary Cup was won hy Mar ;! iorie Webb and presented by John j I Kramer, president of the Rotary Club. i : Tt is. given to the most outstanding! > | student in scholarship, citizenship and; 1 j extra curricular activities during the) four years in high school. > The seniors were, presented by Prin - cipa) Gerald James and Superintend i ent John Holmes handed diplomas to - the following graduates: Ray Rufus . Alexander, Fred Lewis Ashley, Jr., l'Harriett Virginia Bemhridge, Willie r Thomas Boyce, Jr., David Benjamin Rrowning, Jr, Jane Yount Britton, ! Shirley Mae Bunch, Ravenal Holland ■ Cayton, Arthur Riddick Chappell. Bar -1 bara Nathene Dail, Hazel Martin El i liott, Peggy Lou Goodwin, Ralph Ro t land Hall, Jr., Betty Christine Harris, . j Nezzie Chrystal Haste, Douglas Ray • Holland, Lawrence Talbert Jackson,; (Continued on Page Twelve) i> '•v- Edenton, Hertford, Colerain, E. City And Rocky Hock In Loop " " ( Guest Preacher 1 REV. JOSEPH R. ROBINSON In the absence of the Rev. R. N. Carroll, pastor, the Rev. Jo seph R. Robinson will preach at the morning and evening services at the Baptist Church Sunday. To Open USO Club, Committee Is Called to Meet Tonight In House \ Two USO officials were in Eden ! ton Friday to review and make plans for the opening of a white USO in the ballroom of the Hotel Joseph Howes and a colored USO in the Negro li brary. Mrs. Sarah H. Marriner, Director of the New Bern USO, will be in charge of the local clubs as auxiliary USO’s of the New Bern Club. A paid su pervisor for each the colored and i white Edenton USO’s will be secured [locally to assist in the operation of, I the clubs. Major M. T. McMahon, National 1 Field Supervisor of the Salvation Ar : my USO, who accompanied Mrs. Mar-[ * riner, expressed pleasure with the ac- j complishments toward the: L T SO here I He said it was the cooperation of the town that was important in the decis-| ion to locate a USO in Edenton in ! preference to Elizabeth City, Kinston or Greenville, which are actively seek ing USO’s. A committee meeting will be held Thursday at 8 P. M., in the Episcopal Parish House to make plans for put ting the LTSO into operation. Mrs.* Marriner will be here for the meet- ! ing. Mrs. J. P. Ricks, Jr., chairman, said following her talk with Mrs. Marriner and Major McMahon that [she hoped the USO could begin opera tion within a month. An active campaign to complete pledges and to collect money gener-1 ously pledged for the rent of $75 perj month for the ballroom> of the hotel will be conducted next week. Three Etjwton Clubs Sponsor Tacky Party Affair In Penelope Bar ker House Friday Night, June 18 Sponsored by the Edenton Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Edenton Woman’s Club, a tacky party will be held at the Penelope Barker house Friday night, June 18, at 9 o’clock. The wiring at the Barker house has just been completed and now funds are needed in order to complete plumbing. Proceeds from the party will go toward the plumbing expense, and any other contributions will be greatly appreciated. At the party prizes will be award ed the tackiest dressed man and wo man. There will also be concessions and dancing. “Come and join us in the fun which will cost only 50 cents per person,” say members of the three sponsoring organizations. $2.00. Pt, .Year. Schedule Calls For Each Team In Circuit to Play 40 Games 20 HOMEGAMES Edenton and Rock Hock Cross Bats In Open ing Game With five teams forming the circuit, the Albemarle League is scheduled to open the season Monday night, June 7. A six-team circuit was anticipated, but Plymouth pulled out, so that teams in the league include, Edenton, Rocky Hock, Hertford, Elizabeth City and Colerain. The season will run for 10 weeks, with each team playing 40 games, 20 at home and 20 away. Hicks Field will be the home diamond for Edenton and Rocky Hock, so that four games a week will be on tap for local base ball fans. A. W. Hefren of Hertford is presi dent of the league, who, together with the directors, approved the schedule as proposed. All games are scheduled to be played at night. I Various clubs have been practicing | and playing exhibition games, so that [while the brand of ball will hardly match that of the former Virginia and Coastal Plain Leagues, a great deal of [rivalry exists between the teams which should create a great deal of in terest and, of course, a good attend ance. Gashouse Parker and Palmer Tynch, managers of the Edenton Colonials. and Rocky Hock respectively, feel confident they will have a winning combination and as the season pro gresses it is hoped interest in the lea gue will increase. The schedule as announced follows: Monday', June 7—Rocky Hock at Edenton; Hertford at Elizabeth City. Tuesday, June B—Elizabeth City at Rocky Hock; Edenton at Colerain. Wednesday, June 9—Rocky Hock at [ Hertford; Colerain at Elizabeth City. Thursday, June 10 Colerain at Rocky Hock; Edenton at Hertford. | Friday, June 11 —Elizabeth City at Edenton; Hertford at Colerain. i Monday, June 14—Edenton at Rocky Hock; Elizabeth City at Hertford. (Concluded on Page Two) Joe Conger, Jr„ New President Os Jaycees Gerald James Principal i Speaker at Meeting Thursday Night At a meeting of the Junior Cham ber of Commerce held Thursday night at the VFW home, Joe Conger, Jr., was installed president, succeeding [Thomas Shepard. The installation was [conducted by Red Gurganus of Wil [liamston, and included these other of ficers: Luther Parks, first vice president; Jimmy Ricks, second vice president; :Rufus Carraway, secretary; Thomas Byrum, treasurer, and Elton Forehand, Logan Elliott and J. M. Boyce, direc ; tors. . The principal speaker for the oc casion was Gerald James, principal of the Edenton Junior-Senior High School. James used as his subject “Which Way Do We Go From Here,” pointing out some of the needs of the community. He emphasized a full time recreation officer, activities for adults and the swimming pool in par ticular. Gilliam Wood served as toastmas ter. During the business session it was reported that the campaign to secure magazine subscriptions was still in progress and that the profits will be donated to the, swimming pool fund. A fried chicken dinner was served by VFW members and after the meet ing a delightful social hour was en joyed. ROTARY MEETS TODAY Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Parish House. President John Kramer urges every member to be present. At last week’s meeting R. Elton Forhand, Jr., was inducted as a new member.