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Volume XXl.—Number 32.
Emergency Mfth Os
Dimes Drive Will Be
Held August 16-31
! *Local Plan Will Depend
Upon Voluntary Con
$110,650 Received By Va
rious North Carolina
Despite vast sums of money contrib
uted to the fight against infantile pa
ralysis, North Carolina polio chapters
are still on the “receiving end” of the
March of Dimes organization, J. Ed
win Bufflap, director of the Emergen
cy March of Dimes in Chowan Coun
In an appeal to all people of the
county to help their National Foun
dation for Infantile Paralysis pull out
of its present critical financial plight,
Buiflap pointed out that North Caro
lina has benefitted tremendously from
the generosity of this organization.
I “Up to July 15 this year,” he said,
“fourteen of our polio chapters have
1 asked for and received from the
Foundation’s Emergency Fund sllO,-
650 for the care of our own children
and young men and women stricken
by polio. Undoubtedly, much more
would have come to us but for the
fact that this source of emergency aid
has run dry.”
This distressing situation is why the
special drive has been set in Chowan
County and the nation for August
The Emergency March of Dimes Di
rector pointed out that the total rais
in last January’s March of Dimes was
not enough to. continue payment of
patient aid bills this year, in addition
to meeting the costs of the yaccine
field trials and purchase of increas
ed quantities of gamma globulin. “To
North Carolina $441,445 worth of
gamma globulin, the temporary pre
ventive against paralytic polio, has
been allotted this year,” Bufflap de
“Our chapter raised $2,574.15 last ,
January, and we are fortunate that,
the requirements of patient aid to
date have not drained our treasury
dry," Bufflap said. “However, less;
i fortunate areas where epidemics have
occurred are out of money and re
quire immediate outside help. We
would ask for similar aid ourselves
under the circumstances.
“Through the National Foundation,
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Idea Advanced To
Hold Fat Stock Show
In Chowan County
Meeting Called Tonight
In County Agents’ Of
fice at 8 O’clock
County Agents C. W. Overman and
Robert S. Marsh have been approach
ed by several Edenton business men
about the possibility of having a 4-H
and FFA Fat Stock Show and Sale
in Edenton in the spring of 1955.
Chowan 4-H Club members have par
* ticipated in the Albemarle Fat Stock
Show and Sale held in Elizabeth City
in past years.
Two Chowan steers won grand
champion and third place honors in
the 1952 Albemarle Fat Stock Show
and the county agents say Chowan
4-H and FFA Club members can grow
as good beef and hogs as anyone.
It is pointed out that a local show
and sale would be a good thing in
Chowan County, but it will require
wholehearted cooperation and backing.
“No one person or a few persons can
do the job,” say the county agents.
In order to secure ideas about stag
ing a show, a meeting will be held
in the county agents’ office in the Post
Office building tonight (Thurtday) at
8 o’clock. It is hoped many will at
tend the meeting and express their
views on thfc matter.
Edenton Boy Scouts
At Camp Darden
In the neighborhood of a dozen
members of Boy Scout Troop No. 156,
left Sunday to spend a week at Camp
Darden at Sedley, Va. The boys were
* accompanied by Jack Habit, Scoutmas
ter and plan to return home next Sun
\ the camping trip the boys
will work on the advancement program
TH CHOWAN HERALD
| Revival Speaker
REV. CHAS. W. HOLLAND, JR. ,
With revival services scheduled ’
to begin in the Ballard’s Bridge
Baptist Church Sunday, August 1
15, the Rev. Charles W. Holland,
Jr., of Louisville, Ky n will preach 1
each afternoon and night begin- ‘
ning Monday, August 16 through *
Sunday, August 22.
Albemarle League’s ;
Regular Schedule Is j
Extended One Day;
Extension Arranged In;
Order to Play? Rained
Out Games j
Directors of the Albemarle League |
at a meeting held in Edenton Friday
night voted to extend the sehedule an
( extra day in order to allow teams to
play games which were called off due
, to rain. The regular season was sched
uled to close Friday of this week, so!
Ithat the curtain will be pulled down
next Monday, August 16. The play
off series are scheduled to begin the
following night, Tuesday, August 17.
All of the teams have games to be
made up, so that the managers have
been advised to make the necessary
arrangements to play the rained-out
games in order to count in the league
The regular games scheduled are:
Today (Thursday)—Rocky Hock at
Elizabeth City; Colerain at Edenton.
f Friday, August 13 Edenton at
Rocky Hock; Elizabeth City at Hert
Sale Os Shares In
32 Salesmen Urged to <
Complete Canvass of !
. During the week only $3,000 more
' stock was sold in the Edenton Devel
i opment Corporation, so that the total
' amount of stock sold to date amounts
to $38,000. This amount, as per last
' reports, includes 116 stockholders. It
1 1 is the hope to . have 600 stockholders
>:in the corporation.
• Stock salesmen are urged to make
> a concerted effort to finish their can
|vass, so that a complete report, as
■ near as possible, can be presented at
1■ a meeting to be held Monday. It is al
t so urged that anyone who. will buy
t shares of stock and has not been so
-ilicited should contact any one of the
| The salesmen who are selling stock
are: L. H. Haskett, W. W. Byrum,
Gilliam Wood, R. E. Forehand, Jr., H.
A. Campen, John Mitchener, Jr., J. R.
I Dulaney, P. S. McMullan, W. T. -Harry,
i J. H. Conger, J. Clarence Leary, R. F.
, Elliott, John Graham, W. W. Perry,
j Luther Parks, J. H. Conger, Jr.,
i George Twiddy, Jimmy Ricks, R. D.
-'Dixon, Jr., E. J. Ward, Jesse Harrell,
.’E. J. Hobbs. Jr., R. P. Baer, 11, W. P.
I Jones, P. C, Ashley, Jim Basnight,
3, Willie Spruill, J. E. Earnhardt, W. E.
i Malone, James Bond, Raymond Tar
'kington, Walter Bond. • ' -
1 Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 12,1954.
Union Meeting Will
Be Held August 12
Interesting Program Is
Planned at Sawyer’s
The program for the annual Train
ing Union mass meeting for the train
ing unions of the Baptist Churches of
the Chowan Association and meeting
with the Sawyer’s Creek Baptist
Church, near Camden, on Thursday,
August 12, has been planned for an
afternoon session at 3 o’clock and an
evening session at 7:20 o’clock. It in
cludes good music, informative confer
ences, inspiring talks and a period of
directed fun and fellowship under the
leadership of Miss Carol Richardson
between the afternoon and evening ses
A twilight vesper service is to be
led by the Rev. Ralph W. Knight at
6:45 o’clock and, just preceding it, an
old fashioned picnic supper will be en
joyed on the church lawn. During the
evening session a heart warming re-|
ligious screen projection, entitled
“That They May Hear,” will be pre
sented and new associational officers
will be installed for the new associa
tional year of work by the Rev. Wal
ter T. Oman.
Special music will be rendered dur
ing the afternoon and evening ses
sions by youth choirs from the Berea
Church and the Edenton Church. The
conferences for the afternoon session
are to be directed by Mrs. B. L.
Raines, Juniors; Scott Harrell, Inter
mediates; Mrs. Ernest Saunders,
Young People; Association Missionary,
G. M. Singletary, Adults and General
Officers. Training Union members
from the Sawyer’s Creek and Corinth
churches will conduct the periods of
devotion for each of the two sessions.
This is the year ending meeting for
the training work of the churches of
the Chowan Baptist Association and
the program has been designed for
both those who are training union
members and those not members. For
this reason those who are not mem
bers are cordially invited to attend.
New Dial Exchange
By Telephone Co.
Material Is Scheduled
For Delivery During
Mayor Leroy Haskett announced at
the meeting of Town Council Tuesday
night that the Norfolk & Carolina
Telephone & Telegraph Company is
now completifig plans for the instal
lation of a dial telephone system in
Mayor Haskett stated that the an
nouncement follows a great deal of
correspondence and conferences with
officials of the telephone company.
Materials are on order and are
scheduled for delivery in Edenton
about March of 1956. Mayor Haskett
stated that he is very much gratified
about this progressive step for the
Town of Edenton.
It is understood that under the plan
a 1200 line automatic exchange will
At Tuesday night’s meeting of Town
Council a resolution was adopted
granting the telephone company a
franchise for 30 years from date.
Town Asked Take
Over New Streets
In Albemarle Court
Concern Employed For
With the housing project completed
in Albemarle Court, Ralph Hall, rep
resenting the Richlands Building Com
pany, appeared at' the Town Council
meeting Tuesday night with a request
that, after his concern treats the base
of the streets, the town assume obli
gation of paving the streets, for which
the Richlands concern will reimburse
Due to complications, no action was
taken pending a ruling by Town At
torney J. N. Pruden.
The matter of resurfacing a goodly
portion of Edenton’a streets was again
considered and before any of such
* (Continued on Page Five)
Football Practice |
For Edenton Aces
Will Begin Aug. 16
Season Opens on Sep
tember 10 With Ro- :
Edenton High School’s football can
didates will be called for the first
practice session next Monday, August
16, when Coach William Billings, foot*
ball coach, and Athletic Director Alton
Brooks request all boys who want to
try out for the Aces’ football squad to
report at Hicks Field. i
Thus far eight games are scheduled
with two dates still open, September
17 and Octobed 1. Os the games
scheduled four will be home games and
four away from home with the all
latter played in succession.
The 1954 football season will open
Friday night, September 10, when the
Aces will meet Roanoke Rapids on
the local gridiron.
The schedule as now arranged fol
I September 10 Roanoke Rapids
September 24—Williamston here.
October B—Elizabeth City at Eliza
October 15—Tarboro at Tarboro.
October 22—Hertford at Hertford.
October 29—Ahoskie at Ahoskie.
November s—Farmville here.
November 12—Plymouth here.
Name Os J. Gibson
Chairman W. E. Bond
Calls Meeting* Friday,
An error was made last week in re
porting the membership of the re
cently appointed Fire Commission for ,
It was stated that the County Com- ,
missioners appointed nine members to ]
complete the commission when as a ,
matter of fact they appointed 10 mem
bers at their August meeting. The ’
name omitted last week was J. Gibson
Perry, so that the commission is com
l posed of 13 members instead of 12 as .
1 stated in the story. jl
The full membership is, therefore, 1
William E. Bond, Chairman, John
. Kramer, Clarence Harrell, A. M. Fore- i
\ hand, McCoy Spivey, J. Edwin Buff- <
lap, J. A. Webb, Jr., Carey Evans, J. .
\ I. Boyce, Jordan Yates, Ward Hoskins,
J. Gibson Perry, T. A. Berryman. \
( Chairman Bond has called a meeting ;
of the group to be held in the Court ;
. House Friday afternoon of next week, ;
* August 20, at 3 o’clock, for the first .
, conference on the best fire protection ,
at the most reasonable cost for tax
payers outside the corporate limits of ,
I Local Efforts Are
Made For State To
Take Fish Hatchery
Group Holds Conference
Friday With Gover
Five Edenton men went to Raleigh
Friday, where they were joined by
1 Lloyd Griffin and David Holton, to
, hold a conference with Governor Wil
liam Umstead in an effort to have
t the State take over the Edenton Fish
’ Hatchery. In the local group were
Mayor Haskett, Geddes Potter, J. H.
Conger, Gibson Brickie and William
It is understood that the Govem
[ ment will give the fish hatchery to
. the State in fee simple.
Governor Umstead at the conference
[ called in representatives of the De
t partment of Conservation, Forestry
> and Wildlife and delegates the three
. groups to send a representative to
i Edenton in the very near future to in
> vestigate the possibility of the State
taking over the property.
i It was pointed out to the Governor
■ that the local hatchery has been in
operation since 1896, first as a com
r mercial hatchery and later for game
i fish. It was closed July Ist of this
i year, for what is claimed to be econo
Change Planned In
Mail Schedules At
Edenton Post Office
FATHER FRANCIS M. SMITH
The Rev. Francis M. Smith was
recently appointed pastor of St.
Ann’s Catholic Church. Serving
churches and missions in Colum
bia, Plymouth, Williamston, Wind
sor and Ahoskie, he is assisted by
the Rev. James Kennan and the
Rev. John Richardson.
Donations Os Blood
In County Exceed
Quota Os 110 Pints
Thanks to Marines, Who
Donated 99 of the I
Dr. A. M. Stanton, chairman of the
Chowan County Red Cross blood pro- j
gram, reports that at the bloodmobile j
which was in Edenton Wednesday of(!
last week a total of 127 pints of blood
was donated. The county's quota was 5
110 pints, so that 17 more pints than 1.
the quota was reached.
Dr. Stanton reported that a total of .
104 Marines reported to donate blood .
,and from them 99 pints were collected. .
I Only 37 civilians reported at the ar- j
mory to give blood during the day and .
from these 28 pints were realized. ,
Aside from the Marines, the fol
lowing Chowan County citizens gave j
a pint of blood last week: Mrs. Rose 1
Parillo, W. E. Bond, Herman Brick- 1
house, Vemon Austin, the Rev. Gor- ,
don Bennett, Lindsey Harrell, Mrs.
Maurice Bunch, J. P. Partin, Linwood,;
Davenport, Allen Sadler, M. S. White, t
H. M. White, Miss Barbara Westi
Leary, Miss Anne Hawkins, Lloyd
Williams, H. A. Campen, Sim Phipps,
D. L. Banks, Henry Blount, Henry
Cuthrell, James Stillman, Parker
Helms, Joe Swanner, Earl Goodwin,
Dan Reeves, I. E. Halsey.
Chowqn County’s recently ap
pointed Fire Commission will hold
its first meeting Friday afternoon,
August 20, at 3 o’clock in the
Chowan County Commissioners
will hold their September meet
ing Thursday, September 2, in
stead of Monday, September 6 due
to the observance of Labor Day
on the latter date.
Meeting tonight (Thursday) at
8 o’clock in the county agents’ of
fice in order to secure ideas re
garding a Fat Stock Show and
Sale in Chowan County in the
spring of 1955.
Stock salesmen of the Edenton
Development Corporation will
meet in the Municipal Building
Monday night at 8 o’clock.
Edward G. Bond Post, No. 40,
of the American Legion will meet
tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock
in the Legion hut.
Revival services will begin at
Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church
Sunday, August 15 and continue
through Sunday, August 22.
Young People’s meeting tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock at the
Revival meeting at Center Hill
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LIONS MEET MONDAY
Edenton’s Lions Club will meet Mon
day night, August 16, at 7 o’clock.
Earl Harrell, president of the club,
urges a full attendance.
$2.00 Per Year.
Two Northbound Mails
In Morning and Two
South In Afternoon
Bonner Glad to Present
Any Suggestions or
Although no public announcement
has been made, it is understood that
a drastic change in mail schedules is
contemplated by the Post Office De
partment which will affect arrival and
departure of mail at the Edenton Post
Under the present schedule mail
from the south arrives at the Post
Office at about 9 A. M., and 5:25 P.
M., and from north at about 5:40 A.
M., and 3 P. M. According to the
changed schedule north bound mail
will arrive at about 6:30 A. M., and
again only an hour later. The same
situation affects south bound mail
which under the new schedule will ar
rive at 3:30 P. M., and again at
4:30 P. M.
According to the proposed new
schedule there will be no south bound
mail dispatched from the Post Office
in the morning and no northbound
mail dispatched in the afternoon. Un
der the present schedule mail moves
•nee in each direction both morning
Under the proposed change which,
it is understood, will go into effect
August 16, if a letter is mailed after
7:30 A. M., it will not go north until
6:30 o’clock the following morning. A
similar situation will exist with re
spect to southbound mail, for if a let
ter is mailed after 4:30 o’clock in the
afternoon it will not be dispatched un
, til 3:30 o’clock the next afternoon.
According to Congressman Herbert
| Bonner, who in a letter last week said
Ihe discussed with the Post Office De
partment the proposed service from
Norfolk to Rocky Mount, the saving
jon the star route is $79,000 and the
(saving on the highway post office is
($25,000. He said he will be glad to
I present any suggestion or objection
the citizens affected may care to
Mr. Bonner also stated in a letter
that he had a conference Monday of
this week with Claud R. Hoover, con
fidential assistant to the Postmaster
General, and T. J. Cheek, district su
perintendent of mails, from Greens
boro. They assured him that they will
go into the matter in detail and let
;him know in a day or two their new
proposal for service in the area.
Mr. Bonner also stated that he had
been advised that if the service inau
gurated on August 16 is not satisfac
| tory in every respect, every effort will
|be made to revise it to render the best
'possible service in the area.
Two Warwick Boys
Honored To Attend
Jesse Bass and Oscar Harrell, mem
bers of the Warwick Baptist Church,
have been selected to attend the Young
Men’s Mission Conference to be held
at Ridgecrest August 23 to 30. This
honor has been conferred on only 13
boys from the State. In order to be
selected a boy must be missionary
minded and outstanding in Royal Am
Young Harrell is a Knightly Deeds
Embassy of the Royal Ambassador
Chapter and Bass is Ambassador Ex
traordinary. Both have taught junior
and intermediate classes in Sunday
School and each has delivered the ser
mon on Youth Night at their church.
| Hostesses Needed
Mrs. R. P. Badham, USO staff
aide, announces an urgent need
for town women to volunteer as
senior hostesses for the USO at
the Hotel Joseph Hewes. These
hostesses are needed on week-end
nights from 7 to 10 o’clock.
The USO is open every Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday nights
from 5 to 7 o’clock and it is the
desire to have the club Fri
day, Saturday and Sunday nights
as a drop-in lounge, provided sen
ior hostesses are available.
Mrs. Badham' also said she
would like to have as many junior
hostesses as possible on these 1
nights. AnyMfuwho is interested
in ririnJUftfißime is requested
to contact Badham at Hotel
Joseph Hlpt telephone 165-W.