Volume XXI. —Number 30.
Plant In Edenton
Now In Operation
Many Comments Reflect
tion By Users
Public Cordially Invited
To Visit and Inspect
Edenton’s water softening plant has
been' in operation for approximately
30 days and it has apparently pleased
most of the citizens. J. H. Conger,
Ralph Parrish and Dr. J. A. Powell,
members of the Board of Public
Works, have received numerous calls
over the improved quality of the wa
These three gentlemen took the ac
tion approximately two years ago that
set in motion the preparation and exe
cution of plans that started soft wa
ter flowing to the homes of Edenton
citizens on June 11, 1954, and has call
ed for an expenditure of $94,000, all
of which has come from departmental
The softening process is the same
as that employed in the home soften
ers that have become so popular. Zeo
lite is used as an exchange agent and,
acts to neutralize the hard qualities |
found in deep well supplies. This zeo-'
lite is regenerated periodically by the'
introduction of brine, which is thor-..
•hly washed out before the process
Pja > pea ted.
fW connection with the softening
,cess, areation is employed, which
i 9 the introduction of air under pres
sure into the raw water from Free
mason and Virginia Road wells. This i
frees the impounded gases found in;
deep well supplies and serves to re-j
duoe the corrosiveness of the water. I
The Board of Public Works invites
the public to inspect these facilities
which are located on West Freemason;
Street, and while there has not been
sufficient time to clean up the prem-1
ises since construction has been com- ;
plete, it is felt that citizens can gain]
some interesting information and;
knowledge about the local water utili-!
ty by paying a visit to the plant.
Begins September 1
Mrs. John F. White and
Mrs. J. J. Ross Again
Mrs. John F. White, instructor of
the kindergarten class in the Edenton
Elementary School announced this
week that the class will open Wed
nesday, September 10 with Mrs. J. J.
Ross again music instructor.
Classes will he held from 9 A. M.,
to 12 noon and the 36 weeks of the
class will start and end the same time
as public schools. Tuition will be sls
per month and a light snack will he
served each day consisting of cookies
and juice, with ice cream added two
days a week.
Children who are five years old by
October 15 will he accepted in the ;
class and all children planning to en
ter must he immunized from diph
theria, whooping cough and smallpox.
Parents who have not contacted
Mrs. White are requested to do so by]
telephoning 265-J in the morning and (
534 in the afternoon.
Gashouse Parker Resigns As Manager Os
Edenton Colonials; Alton Brooks At Helm
New Skipper Hopeful Team Will Be Able to Win
More Games; Few Changes Anticipated
For Remainder of Season
i Vith the Edcnton Colonials !n a 1
f np, more worries were heaped upon <
1 club’s directors when Manager
viashouse Parker resigned Friday of i
last week. For a time it appeared 1
that the team would fold up and drop i
out of the Albemarle League, but at <
a meeting of the directors held Sat- ]
urday morning Alton Brooks was cho- i
sen and accepted the managerial post (
for the remainder of the season.
The Colonials, who held a strong 1
grip on third position for a time, went i
into a losing streak and are now oc- s
cupying the cellar position in the lea- 1
Manager Parker said he resigned i
for the good of the club and that he 1
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.,
& A. M., will hold an emergent
communication tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
House for the purpose of confer
ring the third degree.
The Young Woman’s Bible
Class of the Baptist Church meets
Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock at
Chowan Home Demonstration
Clubs will hold a program plan
ning meeting Thursday afternoon,
August 5, at 2:30 o’clock in the
Chowan Community Building.
Colerain Holds On
To First Place In
Rocky Hock and Hert
ford In Hot Race For
STANDING OF CLUBS
W L Pet.
! Colerain 18 9 .666
I Elizabeth City -17 10 .630
Hertford 13 15 .465
; Rocky Hock 12 16 .429
Edenton 8 18 .308
Colerain continues to lead Elizabeth
City in the Albemarle League by one
full game, while Hertford and Rocky
Hock are running neck and neck for
third position. Edenton’s Colonials,
] winning their first game in 11 starts
1 Tuesday night are still occupying the
Regular league play will end Fri
i day, August 13, so that only a few
j more games are scheduled before the
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Bloodmobile Will Be
| In Edenton August 4
Dr. A. M. Stanton Ap-|
pealing For at Least
Dr. A. M. Stanton, chairman of the
Red Cross blood program in Chowan
County, calls attention to the fact that
the bloodmobile will come to Edenton
Wednesday, August 4. Edenton and
Chowan County’s quota has been re
duced from 150 to 110 pints.
Any person age 21 through 59 who
is in good health weighing 110 pounds
or more may give blood. Anyone 18
or above may give a pint with con
sent of their parents.
Everyone will he examined to deter
mine if they can give blood before
blood is taken.
Anyone desiring to donate a pint of
blood is requested to call Mrs. Ruth
Phillips, phone 642, or Dr. Stanton at
692. However, if no engagement is
made, anyone can donate blood if they
go to the Edenton armory between '9
A. M. and 3 P. M. on August 4.
Dr. Stanton says a donation will he
greatly appreciated by some ill or in
jured person who may need it, so that
jhe makes an appeal to Edenton and
Chowan County citizens to at least
1 reach the quota of 110 pints.
hoped under the new manager the
club will make a better showing.
Manager Brooks took over the dut
ies of manager Monday and W. J.
Daniels, vice president of the Colon- 1
ials, said he contacted all of the play
ers and in every instance they ex
pressed a willingness to do their best
under the direction of the new mana
The Colonials have been playing a
fair brand of ball except a marked
weakness exists in hitting power. To
start, Manager Brooks plans no dras- 1
tic changes in the Edenton lineup, and ;
is hopeful his team will be able to i
win at least as many games as it i
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, July 29,1954.
Monday Night For
Legion And Auxiliary
Large Number on Hand
For Ceremony In
With American Legion and Auxili
ary members present from Hertford,
Elizabeth City, Plymouth, Columbia,
Windsor, Rocky Mount and Ayden,
officers of Ed Bond Post, No. 40, and
the Auxiliary were installed at a
I meeting held in the Legion hut Mon-
Iday night. The Legion officers were
■ installed by the Rev. Milton B. Faust,
Department Commander, while Mrs.
Mary Carawan of Columbia, State
President, installed the Auxiliary of
A feature of the meeting was a bar
becue chicken dinner which was served
by members of the Auxiliary.
The Legion officers who were in
stalled are as follows: Commander,
John A. Holmes; first vice command
er, W. T. Harry; second vice com
mander, Troy Toppin; third vice com
mander, Carroll Byrum; adjutant, W.
A. Perry; finance officer, R. E. Leary;;
historian, West Byrum; sergeant-at-1
arms, Gene Perry; chaplain, Thurman (
Harrell and service officer, E. J.
Auxiliary officers installed were:
1 President, Mrs. J. E. Cozzens; vice
president, Mrs. Gene Perry; recording
secretary, Mrs. Cecil Hollowell; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. Joe Tho
rud; treasurer, Mrs. W. A. Perry; ser
geant-at-arms, Mrs. R. L. Pratt; chap
, lain, Mrs. W. E. Mills; historian, Mrs.
1 E. J. Hobbs, Jr.; rehabilitation chair-
I man, Mrs. H. L. Edwards; child wel
i fare chairman, Mrs. W. E. Mills.
Charles H. Wood and J.
Rhodes Smith Honored
At Special Meeting
At a special communication of Una
jnimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F., & A. M.,
held Thursday night, two unusual cer
tificates were presented to two local
‘Masons. Charles H. Wood was pre
sented a beautiful framed life mem-1
| hership and J. Rhodes Smith was pro- 1
I: seated equally attractive honorary
1 membership certificate.
1 Mr. Wood has been a Mason since
(1902, when he received his degrees
■iin Eureka Lodge in Elizabeth City.
He dimitted from the Elizabeth City
I lodge and affiliated with Unanimity
| Lodge in 1905 and was elected master
iin 1911. He served as treasurer of
, ! the lodge for 26 years, being elected
,I in 1927 and served until this year
; when he was forced to give up the
position due to his health.
Mr. Smith is a member of Cornu
copia Lodge, No. 563, of New York,
where he received his degrees in
1927. He took a liking to Edenton and
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Second Red Cross
Drive Nets S9OO
Chowan County Is Still
S2OO Short of Overall
Dr. A. F. Downum, chairman of the
Chowan County Red Cross Chapter,
reported Tuesday that the second Red
Cross fund raising drive lacked about
S2OO of meeting the overall quota of
$3,000 for Chowan County.
At the close of the first drive the
county was about $l,lOO short, which
placed the county in jeopardy of losing
the blood program, but Dr. Downum
reported that about S9OO was collect
ed in the second drive and that he
hopes the S2OO more will be forthcom
Those in charge of the second drive
were: The Edenton Women’s Club un
der the direction of Mrs. Daniel
Reaves; Chowan County Home Demon
stration Clubs under the direction of
Mrs. I. E. Halsey and the colored peo
ple under the direction of J. B. Small,
W. E. Cox and Earl Jones, any of
whom, as well as Dr. Downum, will he
delighted to receive any further con
Jaycees Will Conduct
Broom Sale Tonight
Beginning at 6:30 o’clock tonight
(Thursday) members of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce will stage its
annual broom sale. Jaycees will make
a house-to-house canvass in order to
sell brooms and they hope they will
sell many brooms during the sale.
Request For Abattoir
Is Ruled Illegal By
Attorney For Town
58 Sign Petition Oppos
ing Amending Town
At a special session of Town Coun
cil held Thursday morning hopes of j
John Mitchener erecting a modern
and up-to-date Abattoir on North ■
Broad Street were shattered. Mr.j.
Mitchener previously requested Town
Council to amend the present ordi
nance which prohibits a slaughter
house within the town limits so that
he could construct one on the site of
the J. L. Batton Construction Com
pany on which he held an option. ]
Present at the meeting were W. C.
Lackey, district sanitarian for the
State Board of Health, and K. J. Eyer,
sanitarian for the four-county health
district. Both sanitarians stated that
it was not their purpose to try to in
fluence Town Council one way or the
other, but that of the abattoirs now
in operation in the state there has
, been no complaint whatever.
Mr. Mitchener stated that it was
■jhis intention to erect the proposed
i ( abattoir in compliance with all the re
. quirements and conditions of the State
Boar of Health and that he could not
see why it should be objectionable.
However, a petition was presented
■ which was signed by 58 people living
. in the neighborhood who objected to
. Town Council amending the ordinance
. so that the abattoir would he permit
. ted on the proposed site, and that if
it was allowed it would show partial-,
. ity in that it was not erected at Mr.
. Mitchener’s frozen locker plant due to;
objection on the part of citizens liv
After considerable discussion Town;
Attorney J. N. Pruden was called in
for his advice. Mr. Pruden stated that
the ordinance could not legally be
i amended to allow Mr. Mitchener to
I erect an abattoir within the city limits
and that the only way he could do it
was for Town Council to repeal the
ordinance, which was not done.
Fdenton’s USO Clubs j
Are Proving Popular
.Need Still Exists For
Various Items In
' • Both Clubs 1
, j The Edenton USD’s have been in J
. operation both week-ends following
r ] the opening June 15th and Mrs. R. P.
' Badham, staff-aide at the white USO,
• has reported excellent attendance.
:! Both the colored and the white L T SO’s
[ will be open Friday, Saturday and
■ Sunday from SP. M., to 11 P. M., this
The clubs were visited Monday by
Mrs. Sarah H. Marriner of New Bern,
director for the Edenton Clubs, and
! Major Anderson of New York City, a
representative of Salvation Army,
the member agency of USO under
which the local USO’s operate.
Mrs. Badham announced that there
is still need for games, especially
cards and also card tables. Any one!
wishing to give any of the above items ]
may contact Mrs. Badham and it will I
be greatly appreciated. '
Draft Board Office Will
Be Closed Two Weeks!
Due to clerk being on vacation, the !
local draft board office will be closed |
the first two weeks in August—lst to
14th inclusive—it is announced by Mrs.
Kathryne F. Barrow, clerk to the
Board. However, this board is sched
uled for a pre-induction on Monday,
August 9th, therefore, the clerk will
he on duty from 7:00-7:30 A. M.. for
departure of these men on the above
date. The office will be open for busi
ness as usual on Monday, August 16th. j
Col. Lula M. Smith
Returning From Japan
WAC Cpl. Lula M. Smith, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Smith.
Edenton, is returning to the U. S.
from Japan, where she has been serv
ing with the 8064th Army Unit.
Formerly a dispatcher in the cargo
vehicle pool. Corporal Smith served in -
the Far East 23 months. A graduate ;
of Edenton High School, she entered ;
the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 and i
holds the Good Conduct Medal with ;
two loops, Good Driver’s Badge and ■
the WAAC Service Ribbon. i
Fried Chicken Supper j
At Center Hill Friday 1
Friday night at 7 o’clock the annual I
fried chicken supper sponsored by the 1
Center Hill MYF will be held in the i
Center Hill Community Building. Tic- 1
kets are now on sale and the public
is cordially invited to attend. 1
Initial Report Shows
s2o,oooStock Sold In
Schedule For Week
Thursday, July 29 —Rocky Hock at
Elizabeth City; Colerain at Edenton.
I Friday, July 30—Edenton at Rocky
Hock; Elizabeth City at Hertford.
Monday, August 2—Rocky Hock at
Edenton; Hertford at Elizabeth City.
Tuesday, August 3—Elizabeth City
at Rocky Hock; Edenton at Colerain.
Wednesday, August 4—Rocky Hock
at Hertford; Colerain at Elizabeth
VFW Presents Check to
In the neighborhood of 100 young
sters between the ages of 8 and 15
years are participating in the Eden
ton Little League being conducted by.
Coach Alton Brooks. These boys ga
i ther on the soft ball diamond each
j morning with eight teams competing
Coach Brooks is very enthusiastic
about the interest taken by the boys
and says the program is a big step
forward in building up better athletic
teams in the future.
William H. Coffield Post, No. 9280,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, is a strong
supporter of the youth activity pro
gram in Edenton and has included in
: its projects the support of the Little
' Baseball League. Only recently the
Post presented Coach Brooks a chec k .
for the purpose of purchasing bats,!
balls and catchers’ equipment for the!
I ‘ ;
I Visit USS Intrepid
!Edenton Group Among|
Guests In Portsmouth I
More than 2,000 Boy Scouts of the
Tidewater Council visited the USS In
trepid at the Portsmouth Navy Yard ;
On the flight deck of the aircraft
carrier, the Boy Scouts presented the j
Captain a miniature replica of the
After the presentation, the boys
were taken on a tour of the ship and
were served refreshments on the quar
Members of the Edenton Boy Scout
1 Troop 156 who attended this event
Arthur White, Billy White, Donald
Faircloth, Alex Kehaves, Billy Dail,
|Jack Overman, Billy Harry, Willard
Hall, Bobby Hall, Dickie Pate and
I The boys were accompanied by C.
|W. Overman, Lt. James E. Schnohrick,
I Gene Ward and Gene Taylor.
W. M. U. MEETS AUGUST 2 '
The Baptist W. M. U. will meet ,
Monday afternoon, August 2, at 4!
o’clock at the church. All members ]
are urged to attend.
! Chowan 4-H Club Members Win State
Honors At 4-H Club Week Held In Raleigh
Jackie Morris and Shirley Harrell Declared First
Place Winners For Their Splendid
Jackie Morris and Shirley Harrell
won top honors for their 4-H Electric
Demonstration at 4-H Week held at
State College, July 19-24. Their dem
onstration, “Better Light, Better
Sight”, showed the most efficient
ways of using electric lights for vari
ous tasks, such as reading, sewing,
entertaining, etc. This year is the'
first time 4-H electric demonstrations l
have been held, and Jackie and Shir
ley are real proud to be the first
State winners. They won out over a
field of five other demonstrations,
each of which was a previous district
The State 4-H Electric Contest was
held Thursday afternoon, and the win-
$2.00 Per Year.
Three Desirable Sites
Are Available For
Selling Group Will Meet
Every Monday Night
With only about one-fifth of the 30
stock salesmen for the Edenton De
velopment Corporation reporting up
to Tuesday afternoon, W. P. Jones,
chairman, and other members of the
temporary committee, were very well
pleased with the response and rather
optimistic that the goal of SIOO,OOO
stock in the corporation will be rea
I Sale of stock of those who reported
up to Tuesday amounted to $20,000, so
that it is hoped when all reports are
in that the goal of SIOO,OOO will be
sold. The leading sellers of stock of
those reporting thus far are Ernest J.
Ward, Jr., and Jesse Harrell.
It is pointed out by the temporary
committee that while substantial
blocks of stock must be sold in order
to reach the goal, yet it is the desire
| to have many participate who are not
lin position to purchase large amounts.
In other words as little as one share
of stock costing $lO will be welcome
and it is the hope that people not only
in Edenton but in the rural section as
well will rally in the effort to attract
added industry to the county.
It is reported that three desirable
sites are available for industries and
that options are being arranged.
Mr. Jones stated that the corpora
tion will be operated just like any
other corporation and that the tem
porary committee is only interested in
i getting it on an operating basis.
; When directors are elected the busi
ness of the corporation will be handled
j The stock selling group plans to
Imeet every Monday night in the Mu-
Inicipal Building until the goal of
j SIOO,OOO is reached.
Those who have already purchased
stock in the corporation are:
McKay Washington, Dr. A. F. Dow
num, J. P. Perry, P. W. Dail. M. E.
Perry and M. A. Hughes, Lloyd E.
| Bunch, Jesse L. Harrell, J. P. Partin,
j Ernest J. Ward, Jr., and Mae A.
j Ward, Mrs. L. T, Dunbar. Mrs. W. M.
I Wilkins, Mrs. D. P. Reaves, Louis
George Wilkins, Mrs. Murray Byrum,
J. R. Byrum, M. M. Perry, J. N. Pru
den, Mrs. Anne Jenkins and Henry C.
Jenkins, Andrew L, Whitson, Harry
j Lassiter. John A. Holmes, Jacob Ho
| bowsky, W. H. Hollowell, Jr., Mrs. H.
' B. Jones, Nellie R. Jones, W. P. Jones,
jP. C. Ashley, Dail <Sr Ashley, Thomas
L. Ashley, Richard N. Hines, Clyde
Hollowell, Merrill T. Perry, K. J.
Worrell, E. J. Hobbs, Jr., Leonard C.
Small. K. 1.. Nixon, G. C. Hobbs, E. C.
Alexander, John Habit, Basnight Gro
cery Store, Dennis W. Basnight, Em
ily F. Badham, Ernest P. Kehayes, J.
A. Curran, James Bond, George Hos
kins, E. W. Spires, Celia D. Spivey,
Thurston Stallings. W. B. Shepard and
Bessie Shepard. W. E. Malone, G. M.
Byrum, H. L. Edwards, Frank W. El
liott, J. H. Conger, Sr., Edenton Ice
Company, The Bank of Edenton.
GUILD MEETS TUESDAY NIGHT
i The Wesleyan Service Guild of the
.Edenton Methodist Church will meet
I Tuesday night, August 3, at 8 o’clock
;at the home of Miss Louise Smith in
i Pembroke Circle. All members are
urged to attend.
ners were announced at the general
assembly Thursday night. The win
ners contacted their parents immedi
ately, and Jackie’s mother, Mrs. J. W.
Morris, and Shirley’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. I. L. Harrell, went to State Col
lege Friday morning to see their chil
dren give their State winning demon
stration before the entire State 4-H
Other Chowan County 4-H Club
members who were district winners
also competed in various other State
contests. Mary Sue Elliott and Evan
geline Copeland entered the State
Dairy Foods Team Demonstration, and
Ida Ann Blanchard entered the In
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