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    Chowan County Fair Begins Monday, Sept. 13
Volume XXL —Number 36.
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School Enrollments
In Edenton Eclipse
Last Year’s Figures
978 Were Enrolled In
White School Up to
Friday Morning
Colored Enrollment 919
Which Is 27 Above
Last Year
With schools in the Edenton admin
istrative unit opening Wednesday of
last week, increased enrollment was
reported in all schools. The total en
rollment in Edenton as of Friday was
978, an increase of 61 over last year
when the first day’s enrollment was
In the Edenton Elementary School,
grades 1 through 6, the enrollment
Friday was 598, an increase of 38 over
last year, while in the Junior-Senior
High School the enrollment for the
seventh and eighth grades was 154,
thus making the enrollment in the ele
mentary grades as of Friday 752.
In the Edenton Junior-Senior High
School there were 226 enrolled in
grades 9 through 12, so that the total
enrollment in this school was 380.
Tn the colored schools there was a
gain in the elementary classes of 35,
with 679 enrolled as against 644 last
ar, but in the high school the en
ment was 240 this year as against
last year, a loss of eight, but an
erall increase in the school of 27. D.
f. Walker reports a shortage of class
rooms in the school which has neces
sitated children in the secnd grade at
tending school in shifts. One section
goes to school in the morning and goes
home at 12 o’clock, while another sec
tion goes to school at 12 and remains
until school is out. Two sections, chil
dren who are transported by bus. re
main in classes all day.
At the St. John’s school 68 students
enrolled as compared with 62 last
year, and at least 10 more are ex
pected to enroll.
At the opening exercises in the
Edenton Elementary School the devo
tional was led by the Rev. Gordon
Bennett, rector of St. Paul’s-Episcopal
Church and Principal Ernest A. Swain
and Superintendent John A. Holmes
At the Edenton Junior-Senior High
School the Rov. R. N. Carroll, pastor
of the Baptist Church, led the devo
tional. Ray Rogerson. president of
the Student body, presided, during!
which he welcomed new students and
presented Principal Gerald James, who
concluded the opening exercises.
Federation Os Woman’s
Clubs Holds Meeting In
Murfreesboro Sept. 14th
The annual meeting of the North
Carolina Federation of Woman’s Clubs
for District 16 will be held in Mur
freesboro on Tuesday, September 14,
with Mrs. E. I’. Brown presiding. Mrs.
R. F. Dent of Spruce Pine, second
vice president, and Mrs. W. J. P. Earn
hardt, corresponding secretary for the
State Federation, will also be pres
The official meeting starts at 10:00
A. M„ with a coffee hour prior to
that. It is hoped many women of the
Edenton Woman’s Club will attend.
William Billings, New Coach at Edenton School,
Gradually Rounding Team Into Shape For
First Test Under Pressure
The 1954 edition of the Edenton
Aces will raise the football curtain for
the season Friday night on Hicks
Field, at 8 o’clock when they are
scheduled to meet Roanoke Rapids
: gh School.
v . The Aces have a new coach this
,-ar, William Billings, who has been
taking the entire squad through after
noon and night practice sessions in
order to round out a team. Some
fans say the Aces will be the best
team at the Edenton school in four
or five years, but Coach Billings was
reluctant to make any predictions,
electing to wait and see how the boys
perform under pressure of a regular
Roanoke Rapids usually fields a
rugged gridiron aggregation, so that
the Aces are expected to be given a
real test in their opening game.
In the neighborhood of 30 boys have
® fCdenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 9,1954.
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Civic Calendai
Chowan County Fair will be
held on the American Legion ,
property on the Windsor highway
September 13 to September 18.
Nickels for Know-How election
will be held in Chowan County
Friday, October 15.
Revival services in progress at
Yeopim Baptist Church and will
end next Sunday night, Septem
ber 12.
An emergent communication of
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A, M, will be held tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
House for the purpose of confer
ring the third degree.
Woman’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church
will meet Tuesday night, Septem
ber 14, at the church at 8 o’clock.
A seminar for the Women’s So
ciety of Christian Service of the
Elizabeth City District will be
held in the Edenton Methodist
Church all day Thursday, Septem
ber 16.
Annual meeting of the North
Carolina Federation of Women’s
Cluhs for the 16th District will be
held in Murfreesboro Tuesday,
September 14.
“General Motors Preview of
(Continued on Pago Four)
Guest Speaker At
Baptist Church On
Sunday. Sept, 12
Dr. J. Leo Green Will
Substitute For the
Rev. R. N. Carroll
For both services Sunday, Septem
ber 12, at the Baptist Church, the
guest preacher will he Dr. J. Leo
i Green, professor of Old Testament In
terpretation at the Southeastern Bnp
! tist Theological Seminary in Wakel
' Forest, N. C. The hour for the morn
ing worship service is 11 o’clock and
‘the evening service will he at 7:30!
Dr. Green is very much in demand J
<s a preacher and lecturer because of j
his background of preparation and his'j
! speaking qualities. He is also well '
known throughout the Southern Bap-j
! tist Convention and is very active in
1 filling pulpits, speaking engagements
and in other phases of the convention
j program.
{ It is a very impressive fact that
lie and the other members of the sem
inary faculty are in some church of
the Southern Baptist Convention prac
tically every Sunday filling the pulpit
or for some special engagement. This
points out an outstanding service
which the seminary is rendering the
convention other than preparing min
isters and other special church work
ers for full time work in our churches.
The regular sendees of the day and
week will be observed and the public
is cordially invited to attend each ser
vice of the church.
been reporting for practice in an ef
fort to secure berths on the Aces’’
squad, and Coach Billings is of the
belief he can round out a creditable
team. He stated Tuesday afternoon
that the probable lineup starting
against Roanoke Rapids will be Sid
Campen, left end; Robert Kennan, left
tackle: Wayne Keeter, left guard:
Bill Hardison, center: Lyn Bond, right
guard; Cecil Miller, right tackle; Chan
Wilson, right end; Tay Byrum, quar
terback; Earl Whitson, right halfback;
Milon Stilley, left halfback and Stuart
Holland, fullback.
Os course, he will have reserves
waiting to see action, which includes
Jimmv Harrison, Jack Smith, Johnny
Speight, Jerry Downum, Wayne Em
i minizer, Asa Dail, Melvin Harrell,
Clarence Lupton, Larry Tynch, Alvin
Waff, Billy Bunch, Sonny Wright, Ray
Rogerson and William Futch.
Preview Os Progress
Stage Show Appears
In Edenton Sept 16th
Purpose to Create Inter
est Among Students
In Field of Science
Gerald James, principal of the I
‘Edenton Junior-Senior High School,'
has announced that a stage show,
“General Motors Preview of Prog
ress,” will be presented in the Eden
ton Elementary School auditorium on
Thursday morning, September 16, at
10:30 o’clock.
This preview of progress is made
available to high schools throughout
the country which have as many as
300 students in grades 7 through 12
in an effort to encourage students in
the study of science. The show is en
tirely non-commercial and is present
ed free of charge.
Preview of Progress is a dramatic,
educational, non-commercial stage
show written specifically as a high
school assembly program. There are
seven units of previews operating in.
various parts of the United States and '
10 units have been built for presen
tation throughout the rest of the
world. During the past seven years
eight million children and adults have
seen this presentation.
The theme of the presentation is
that there are unlimited opportunities
awaiting young people if they have a
sincere desire for accomplishment. By
using original experiments in the fas
cinating field of popular science to
develop this theme, it is felt that young
| people are entertained, enlightened
land inspired.
The sequence of the experiments is
las follows: Color change, bottle with
I a temper, synthetic rubber, energy
| conversion, cold stove, communications
and jet propulsion.
11 The show is sponsored by General
j Motors Corporation and a cordial in
-1 vitation is extended to all students
| and adults to attend. There is no
t charge.
District Governor Os
Lions Scheduled To
j Visit Edenton Club
Ed Hallford Will Speak
; At Club’s Meeting on
Monday Night
Members of the Edenton Lions Club
lare looking forward with keen inter
est to the annual visitation of their
District Governor of District 31 -F at
their meeting next Monday night.
Ed Hallford, the new governor of
this district, will have his own pro
gram for the meeting and is reputed
to be a most interesting speaker and
“We are especially anxious that ev
ery member of our club he present for
this special occasion”, said Earl Har
rell, president of the local club.
Appeal .Made For
Junior Hostesses
More Young Ladies Are
Needed at Edenton
USO Club
Mrs. Sarah Marriner, director of the
USO Club, has resumed her duties af
ter her vacation and, together with
Mrs. R. P. Badham, assistant director,
emphasizes the urgent need for junior
hostesses at the club. Interest in the
Edenton USO Club is increasing with
attendance gradually picking up.
The club is open every week day,
with entertainment provided every
Thursday night, when refreshments
are served by various church groups.
Chaplain Veltman is in charge of the
programs at the club.
Those in charge of the USO are ap
pealing for more young ladies to offer
their services as junior hostesses.
Demonstration Clubs
Call Off Meetings
During Fair Week
Miss Hattie Singletary, Chowan j
County home agent, announces that
all home demonstration club meetings
have been postponed during Fair
Week as most of the members will be J
busy at the Fair.
Edenton Allocated
$13,965.76 By Funds
From Powell Billj
Total of $5,390,870.20 Ini
Cash Distributed In |
j Recently the State Highway Com
! mission announced specific amounts of
Powell Bill funds allocated to indi
vidual municipalities for improve
ments of non-highway system streets.
A total of $5,390,987.20 in cash aid
; jfrom the State will be distributed to
! 396 eligible towns and cities.
Highway Chairman A. H. Graham
; said this was the largest amount ever
i distributed since the Powell Bill Act
I was passed in 1951.
The first year of the Powell Bill
in 1951, a total of $4,543,096.20 was
■ divided among 286 towns. The next
year in 1952, a total of $4,948,842.30
was shared by 388 towns. Then last
. year, 1953, a total of $5,244,303.40 was
i divided among 394 Tar Heel towns,
ij .Graham pointed to the increased
i * gasoline revenue which upped the
I'Powell Bill figure this year. The
■ fund comes from a half-cent per gal-I
: lon of the regular six-cent State gaso
s line tax collected in the recently end-1
i ed fiscal year. The seventh cent of
gasoline tax goes to retire the sec
-5 ondary road bonds.
5 Checks will be mailed to the par
i ticipating towns in mid-September,
i Graham said. Allocations are based
- on population determined by the 1950
> federal census and on the municipali
; ty’s relative mileage of non-highway
1 system streets.
As of last July 1, the participating
3 municipalities had 5,784 miles of non-
U system streets. Their total popula
f tion, according to the census, was 1.-
3 522,143.
Allocations were figured to the
I. nenny by the Highway Commission’s
Division of Statistics and Planning,
s 1 headed Ivy James S. Burch. The per
j f-:> "ita rate of payment was fixed this
5 i year at $1.77: and the mileage rate
was $166. Half of the fund is divid
ed according to population, the other
half by non-system street mileage.
Payments will range from $3.31 for
Falkland in Pitt County to $396,015
for Charlotte,
The allocation for Edenton will he
Two New Projects
! Adopted By Jaycees
j Efforts Directed to Pub
| lie Safety and Clean
er Town
Members of the Edenton Junior
Chamber of Commerce are now di
• recting their efforts to two projects,
I one having to do with public safety
I and the other civic improvement.
1 In the interest of public safety, the
-jJaycees have adopted a campaign to
■ j sell Scotch-lite tape for automobile
bumpers, which is being used exten
sively throughout the country. With I
this tape attached to a bumper, an.
automobile is far more visible at night
by other approaching cars, which
should tend to reduce accidents.
, Tn order to help keep the town clean
1 and more attractive, the Jaycees have
I agreed to donate five or six swinging
door trash cans, which will lie placed
at various places so that trash can he
» conveniently placed in the trash cans
rather than strewn on the street.
The Jaycees recently completed
their magazine sale as the result of
which they made a contribution of
, $l5O to the Edenton swimming pool
Important Meeting: Os
Ed Bond Post Tonight
John A. Holmes, commander of Ed
Bond Post of the American Legion and
E. J. Hobbs, Jr., manager of the Cho
. wan County Fair which is sponsored
by the Legion, request all Legionnaires
to meet at the Legion hut tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock. At this meet
ing final preparations will be made
for the fair which begins Monday, Sep
tember 13, so that it is very impor
tant that all members attend.
Chowan Trio Will Be
On Television Sept. 15
Miss Clara Mason, assistant home
■j agent, Shirley Harrell and Jackie
j Morris, State Farm and Home Elec
' trie Demonstration winners, will give
a television prograrp on Wednesday,
, September 15, over the Greenville
| The proggam will be televised at
6:45 P. M.
Funds To Fight Polio
Are Now Very Low
| Says Local Chairman
| Hertford Champs |
Hertford’s Indians won the
fourth game of a seven-game se
ries in Hertford Thursday night
and thereby became the Albe
marle League champions for the
1954 season.
The Indians were ahead in the
series 3-1 Wednesday of last week
but on Wednesday night Elizabeth
City won a wild game in Eliza
beth City by a score of 11 to 10,
making the count 3 to 2 in favor
of the Indians.
However, on Thursday night
the Indians wound up the series
by defeating Elizabeth City on the
Hertford diamond 12 to 2.
For a long time at the begin
ning of the season Hertford occu
pied the cellar position in the lea
gue, but gradually improved to
finish in third place. The Indians
• defeated Colerain in the semi-final
playoffs and then went on to de
feat Elizabeth City, winner over
Rocky Hock for the league cham
It was the first time in many
years that the Edenton Colonials
i did not participate in the play
offs, winding up the regular sea
son in the cellar position.
Meeting Sept 14
To Organize Civil
i Defense In County
Director Gibson Brickie
Urges Many People
j To Attend
, Gibson Brickie.director of civilian
defense for Chowan County, again re
minds citizens, that a meeting will be
held in the armory next Tuesday night
September 14, at 8 o’clock, for the
purpose of perfecting a civil defense
organization in Chowan County.
, Present at the meeting will be
I Lieut. Gordon R. Jackev of Durham.
I director of mobile training teams in
i North Carolina. Lieut. Lackey will
, stress the important need for civil
defense organization and will present
slides to impress those who attend.
Mr. Brickie hopes many interested
people will attend the meeting.
Second Nurses’ Aide
Class To Be Held Here
On Monday night. September 13. at
8 o’clock in the Hospital Dining Room
a second group of women will , begin
training as Nurses' Aides under the
direction of Mrs. Quicksall.
There is a great need for this vol-j
lunteer Rod Cross service in our com-j
I munitv and anyone interested in tak- j
1 ing this course, are asked to contact:
Mrs. George Hoskins or Mrs. Martin;
Wisely. j
Edenton’s Lions Club will meet
Monday night at 7 o’clock. This!
week’s meeting was called off due to
the observance of Labor Day, so that
; President Earl Harrell urges every,
member to attend.
If Permitted Nets Will Be Allowed to Be Set Over
Tw o Miles From the Mouth of the River In
Popular Sports Fishing Area
Hugh Robertson, protective super
visor for Wildlife Resources Commis
sion in the First District, has been
notified that at a meeting of the Wild
life Resources Commission held Au
gust 30 the question of moving the
. line between commercial and inland
1 fishing waters to Deep Water Point in
Yeopim River was presented for con
sideration. The plan includes com
mercial fishing. About 2*4 miles up
the river from the mouth at Albe
marle Sound.
Since there appears to be some dis
agreement on this question, it appear
ed to the Commission that it might
be advisable to hold a public hearing
$2.00 Per Year.
Only S4O Contributed In
Chowan In Emerg
ency Drive
Chairman J. E. Bufflap
Will Accept Any Con
As polio-fighting funds throughout
the nation reached a dangerously low
ebb, J. Edwin Bufflap, chairman of the
Chowan County Chapter of the Nat
ional Foundation for Infantile Paraly
sis, points out that the shortage is
serious, so that it was necessary to
hold an emergency March of Dimes
drive to raise at least $20,000,000 due
to that much shortage for 1954 needs.
This unusual emergency collection
comes as the polio season reaches its
height. More money is needed to pay
for a double load—record polio patient
care and the polio prevention program
with its thrilling hope of the future.
Today 51 polio chapters in North
Carolina are in debt to the Central
Carolina Convalescent (Polio) Hospi
tal at Greensboro more than SIOO,OOO
and cannot pay until the people give
the money in this Emergency March
of Dimes.
Chairman Bufflap points out that
polio takes no vacation. Patients
need help now. The prevention pro
gram must not be halted.
Mr. Bufflap explained why polio
funds for 1954 are so short. The 1954
March of Dimes drive, he said, rais
led $55,000,000 hut this was $20,000,000
1 j short of the $75,000,000 known to be
needed last January for all programs
| including new polio prevention efforts
'such as the vaccine trials and the in
i creased supplies of gamma globulin.
! High National polio incidence now in
dicates that even $75,000,000 may ne t
Lie enough. •
I The largest single amount expend
i ed in the polio program last year was
■ for care of patients: $ This
■ i item could total $3.3.500,000 in 1954.
if incidence remains high.
' j To pay for the nationwide polio vac
' | .
cine trials—in which 625.000 children
I received injections and 1.800,000 par
ticipated —and to purchase double the
' I number of doses of gamma globulin
. used last year for short-term prop c
jtion. up to $26,500,000 is needed. The
I effectiveness of the vaccine now is
] being evaluated by a professional staff
of about 150 at the University of Mich.
|ignn. The remainder of the needed
j polio funds—sl9,Boo,ooo —is for con-
I tinned research, professional edurn
|tion. medical and community services,
i public information, administration and
! all other costs of the polio fight.
“We cannot abandon polio patients
who need our help,” Mr. Bufflap said.
“Nor can ive Strangle the programs of
polio prevention and research that
j have brought its so far toward the
defeat of polio. Everyone now must
j help keep this faith.”
For the emergency March of Dimes
.in Chowan County, no solicitation is
'being made. Mr. Bufflap stated that
! Edenton and Chowan County respond
! ed generously in the January March
Jof Dimes, but that he will be delight
ed to receive any contributions in the
! emergency drive. Up to Tuesday of
this week he has received S4O in con
tributions from Chowan County peo
: pie who wanted to share in the emer
gency drive.
before final action is taken.
Laison committees of the Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment and 'Wildlife Resources Commis
sion are having a public hearing on
a matter pertaining to netting in Cur
rituck Sound on Monday morning,
September 27, which is scheduled to
be held at 10 o’clock in the school
house at Poplar Branch.
The Wildlife Commission has sug
gested that the Yeopim River ques
tion be added to the agenda for this
public hearing, at which time any ob
jections on the part of sports fisher
men should be presented.

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