Volume XXL—Number 38.
| • 3rald Makes |ans
To Take Pictures Os
All Local Children
Expert Photographer at]
Hotel Joseph Hewes
Pictures Will Appear In
The Chowan Herald
It is an undisputed fact that the
responsibilities of tomorrow’s world
our Nation, and Community will rest
upon the shoulders of the children of
today. Since this is true, the pub
lishers of this newspaper would like
to give you a good look at these fu
ture “World Builders”.
The only way we can do this is by
publishing pictures of them in a fea
ture series. To assure the latest and
best reproduction pictures . . . they
must all be of uniform size and quali
ty .. . we have invited the Allen Stu
dios, a nationally known portrait stu
dio, to take these special pictures for
An expert children’s photographer
for the Studios, with all the neces
sary equipment for this specialized
work, will be here Thursday, October
7. Pictures will be taken at the Hotel
Joseph Hewes from 1 P. M., to 8 P. M.
To add to the interest and fun in
this exciting event, the Studios will
award $250.00 in CASH prizes . . .
$125.00 to the cutest girl; $125.00 to
the cutest boy. Each child photo
graphed in this community will auto
mat!'’’»lly be entered in the contest.
rr '■est covers the states east of
.% ' Issippi River only. Beauty
viv .s not count . . . The Studio
ju will base their selections upon
the personality and charm as portray
ed in the pictures. Every child is eli
, There is no charge to the parents.
There are absolutely no strings to
this invitation. It is bonafide in ev
ery sense of the word. Parents do
not have to be subscribers, nor even
•readers of this newspaper to take ad
vantage of this feature. Neither are
they obligated to purchase pictures
after they are taken. Those who want
additional prints may obtain them by
arrangement with the Studio repre
sentative when they select the pose
they want printed in the paper and
entered in the contest. It is entirely
up to them.
The Herald simply wants pictures
of all the youngsters and the more,
the better. So the Mothers and Fa
thers of the community in which this
paper circulates should remember the
date Thursday, October 7, at the Hotel
Joseph Hewes, and not fail to bring
their children to the photographer.
You will be mighty glad, after
wards if you did, and very, very sor-J
ry if you do not permit your children
to participate in this event. The kid-j
dies will have much fun and both Mo
ther and Dad—and the youngsters,
who will he very proud to see their
pictures in print later. And remember,
your child may win one of those won
derful prizes to be awarded.
Two Elliott Sisters On
Lions Club Program
Present Travelogue and
Show Pictures Taken
Members of the Edenton Lions Club
enjoyed a very unique and interesting 1
program at their Monday evening
meeting when Mrs. Ruth Elliott Tur- 1
ner and her sister, Miss Elizabeth El- 1
liott, gave travelogues, accompanied
by color slide pictures taken by them '
in Japan, Siam and the Crown Colony
of Hong Kong, from which they have
Dressed in the native costumes of
Japanese women, the speakers graph- 1
ically described the customs, econom
ics, political and religious views of the 1
people of those countries, especially
” Turner," wife of Captain Harry
’ was in Japan for about two
SL here her husband was with
/of occupation. Miss Elliott,
he. -.ster, taught school in Honshu
last year, her students being children
of American service men. ' c
Dr. Martin Wisely and J. R. Byrum, 1
who had charge of the program, ex
pressed the appreciation of the mem- :
bers for their splendid program.
West Byrum, Jr., was welcomed
back into the club by President Earl i
Harrell. Byrum was recently dis
charged as staff sergeant in the U. S.
Air Force after a tour of almost four
years service in Okinawa.
William Billings, new coach of the
Edenton High School football team, i
was also welcomed as a guest.
THI CHOWAN HERALD
j Civic Calendai
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.
& A. M., will dedicate its new
temple Wednesday night, Sep
tember 29, and will observe open
house for the general public Sun
day, October 3.
First Congressional District
Democratic Rally in Elizabeth
City Thursday, October 21.
Nickels for Know-How election
will be held in Chowan County
Friday, October 15.
Rally Day for the Methodist
Church School will be observed at
the 11 o’clock Church service next
Revival services now in prog
ress at the Bethel Baptist Church
will come to a close Sunday night,
September 26, at 7:30 o’clock.
Edenton’s Business and Profes
sional Woman’s Club meets to
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Peanut Tour Will
Be Held In Chowan
Various Phases of Pea-'
nut Growth Will Be
A peanut tour for Chowan County
will be held Tuesday afternoon, Sep
tember 28. New varieties, disease re
sistance and peanut fertilization will
The tour will start at 2 o’clock at
the Bake Hollowell farm at Cross
Roads. There Bertram Hollowell has
25 acres of N. C.-2 variety being
grown for certification.
At 2:30 o’clock at Alma Forehand’s
farm N. C.-l variety being grown for
certification will be observed.
At 3 o’clock at Wilbur Hare’s farm
in Wingfield fertilizer work on pea
nuts will be seen.
At 4 o’clock at A. D. Ward’s farm
at Gliden a peanut variety demonstra
tion will be observed. Here will be
seen N. C.-l, N. C.-2 and C-42 being
grown in comparison to the local
Jumbo Runner. Here, too, will be ob
served the degree of resistance to the
stem rot disease by the various varie
This work is being done for peanut
growers’ benefit. The tour will move
For Woman’s Club
Thrift Cake Sale
Affair In Former Bad
ham Bros. Store Sep
tember 24 and 25
Plans have been completed for the
I Edenton Woman’s Club thrift sale
which will be held in the former Bad
ham Bros, store Friday and Saturday,
September 24 and 25. Included in the
affair will also be a cake sale with
home-baked food nrovided by members
of the Woman’s Club.
The sale will begin at 9 o’clock
each morning and continue until 5
o’clock in the afternoon. Featured in
the thrift sale will be dresses, suits,
coats, sweaters, hats, shoes, under
wear and various other kinds of wear- 1
ing apparel. >
In event anyone has been missed by
the canvassers, any contributions for
the sale may be left at the store Fri
day or Saturday. Mrs. T. C. Cross,
Jr., is taking calls to collect items
which will be offered. Her phone
number is 326-W. \
Os TB Association
To Meet In Hertford
The executive meeting of the Pas
quotank, Perquimans, Camden, Cho
wan Tuberculosis 'Association will
meet tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock
in the Municipal Building at Hertford
at 8 o’clock.
Dr. Allan Bonner of Hertford, presi
dent of the association, urges all
members serving on the executive
committee to be present.
Chowan County members on the
committee to be present
Chowan County members /on the
committee are W. J. Taylor, L. S. By
rum and Ralph Parrish.
is enton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 23,1954.
Dr. W. C. Strickland
Will Occupy Baptist
Pulpit Next Sunday
Final Guest Speaker To
Preach During Pas- •
The final guest minister, in a series
of three, to fill the pulpit of the Bap
tist Church while the pastor, the Rev.
R. N. Carroll, is on vacation, will be
Dr. W. C. Strickland, professor of
New Testament at the Southeastern
Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest.
Dr. Strickland comes to the Baptist
pulpit for the morning worship service
at 11 o’clock and the evening worship
service at 7:30 o’clock Sunday, Sep
Dr. Strickland is one of the young
er members of the faculty of the
Southeastern Seminary, but is well
prepared and stands out as a scholar,
teacher and an interesting, as well as,
forceful speaker. He has filled the
Baptist pulpit on a previous occasion,
some two years ago and was so well
received that he has returned to the
county for another engagement and
has been invited back to the Baptist
Church for this engagement.
It is very commonplace for the
members of the faculty of the South
eastern Seminary to be in various
churches throughout the Southern
Baptist Convention each Sunday fill
ing the pulpit and for special speak
ing engagements and Dr. Strickland is
> no exception to the rule. Besides his
j preaching background, Dr. Strickland
was a teaching fellow of the New
Testament at the Southern Baptist 1
. Seminary in Louisville, Ky., before go-'
ing to the Southeastern Seminary as
a professor of the New Testament.
He is also one of the first professors
to join the faculty at Southeastern.
i Spedic Announces
Improved Method In
1 Marketing Peanuts]
: Club Women Will Sell
i Vacuum-Packed Pea
nuts Next Week
1 William P. Jones, manager of Sped
ic Food Products, Inc., announces the
addition of a new process in prepar
ing peanuts for the trade.
Beginning today (Thursday) the lo
cal concern will for the first time in |
' Edenton put vacuum-packed peanuts
on the market. By this process pea
nuts will stay fresh indefinitely. They
; will be packed in 8-ounce cans.
To introduce the new product, Mr.
Jones has arranged with members of
the ten home demonstration clubs in
Chowan County to sell the peanuts
during the week of September 27-Oc
tober 2. The clubs will receive the
profits from the sales they make to
use in their various club projects.
Beginning Monday, October 4, the
new vacuum-packed peanuts will be
| placed on the market for sale.
Rally Day Next Sunday
At Methodist Church
The Rev. E. B. Edwards, pastor of
the Methodist Church, has announced
that Rally Day for the church school
will be observed at the 11 o’clock
, church service next Sunday morning.
All classes of the church school will
participate in the exercises, so that
all adults and young people are es
pecially ui-ged to be present.
Board Os Conservation And Development
Acquires Control And Use Os Fish Hatchery j
1 Director Ben E. Douglas Says District 7 of For-
I estry Division Will Be Moved to Hatchery From
Elizabeth City; Other Uses Also Contemplated
Ben E. Douglas, director of the
State Board of Conservation and De
velopment, announced Tuesday that
under a cooperative agreement with
the Fish and Wildlife Service of the
U. S. Department of the Interior, the
C & D Department has acqifired con
trol and use of the Edenton Fish
Hatchery which comprises buildings,
10 fish ponds and a 27-acre tract of
Douglas said the C&D Department’s
forestry division will move its Dis
trict 7 headquarters at Elizabeth City
to the Edenton fish hatchery. The
district provides forestry services in
the counties of Hertford, Bertie, Mar
tin, Gates, Chowan, Perquimans. Pas
quotank, Camden, Washington, Tyrrell
Moving the northeastern North Car
olina forestry district headquarters t#
Edenton will enable State foresters to
have a more central location from
Edenton Masons Preparing To
Dedicate Lodge’s New Temple
Wednesday Night, Sept. 29th
Local Woman’s Club!
Wins Corbell Cup For
Edenton Group Attends
District Meeting at
The annual meeting of District 16
of the North Carolina Federation of
Women’s Clubs was held in Murfrees
boro on Tuesday, September 14, at
the First Baptist Church with Mrs. J.
H. Bonner of Elizabeth City, district
The theme of the meeting was “You
Are the Light of the World” and Mrs.
Edwin P. Brown of Murfreesboro,
State President of the North Carolina
Federation of Women’s Clubs, was the
featured speaker of the day. She list
ed the seven departments in the Wo
men’s Clubs and said that they were
all of equal importance and asked that
the club women continue their good
work in these different departments.
Other speakers on the program were
Mrs. Ray Dent, second vice president
of the State Federation and Mrs. J.
I M. Jenrette, Jr., third vice president
. and director of junior clubs. The.
morning session was preceded by a
coffee hour and the luncheon was ser
ved at the church at which time the
awards were presented. The Edenton
Club received the Corbell Cup for do
ing the most outstanding work in the
, district on one project. The Carrie
; Earnhardt Award was presented to
jMrs. Edwin P. Brown for being the
most outstanding club women in the
! district. The Ethel Parker Current
Events Award went to Mrs. Glenn
• Peebles of Elizabeth City for writ
! ing the best editorial. The Moyook
I Club won the mileage and attendance
prize. The Elizabeth City Junior Club
won the prize for the best year book
and the Elizabeth City Senior Club
won the award for the best scrap book.
Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt presented
a gift of silver to Mrs. T. E. Brown,
immediate past district president, in
recognition of the fine work she has
done, and Mrs. Edwin P. Brown was
presented a silver tray as a token of
love from the district clubs. She was
| also presented a cake designed as
Chowan College by her local club.
Mrs. Mary Fearing announced that
she was giving a silver pitcher to the
club which increased its membership
percentage during the coming year.
Mrs. David Fearing extended an in
vitation to the group to meet in Eliza
beth City in 1955 as guests of the
Juniors and Seniors.
The Edenton Club was presented ai
certificate for being a 100% club in)
the district. •'
Those from Edenton attending the
mooring were as follows: Mrs. W. J.
P. Earnhardt, State Corresponding
Secretarv: Mrs. R. H. Goodwin. Mrs.
W. D. Holmes, Jr., Mrs. Al Phillips,
Mrs. A. F. Downum, Mrs. Frank
Holrms Mrs. Hubert Williford, Mrs.
Cecil Frve, Mrs. Earl Goodwin and!
Miss Kathryn Brown. j
LEGION MEETS TONIGHT
Edward G. Bond Post, No. 40,
American Legion, will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock in the Leg- '
ion hut. Commander John A. Holmes 1
urges a full attendance.
which to work, Douglas said. <
The department’s commercial fish- 1
eries division, which has its headquar- i
ters at Morehead City, will use dock- j
age facilities at the Edenton hatch- \
ery. The docks will provide addition- \
al personnel with additional facilities (
for carrying on commercial fish con
servation and protection work. The :
docks will also provide protection for ;
State-owned craft in time of rough
Douglas said the N. C. Wildlife Re- i
sources Commission will consider with 1
the State Board of Conservation and i
Development at its Charlotte meet- )
ing October 25-27 the possible use of 1
the hatchery’s ponds for experimental
Douglas said “the State is fortunate '
in being able to get the use of this 1
valuable property at Edenton as it will <
enable us to broaden our conservation 1
work in that section of the State.” <
I Hurricane (?) |
Swooping down on Edenton and
various sections of Chowan Coun
l ty late Monday afternoon, strong
winds did as much or more dam
age than did the two previous hur
ricanes which were scheduled to
I hit this section but missed.
A number of large trees were
blown over, some roofs carried
away, radio and television aerials
damaged, as well as a consider,
able amount of limbs and trash
scattered on the streets.
Fortunately the sudden twister,
which was accompanied by a
downpour of rain, lasted only a
Banquet For Athletes
Will Be Sponsored By
Edenton Varsity Club
Club Plans Various Ac
tivities at Meeting
At the Varsity Club’s meeting last
week it was agreed to resume spon
sorship of the annual sports awards
banquet honoring athletics at the lo
cal high school. The banquets were
held for several years, but last year
sponsored the affair jointly with the
Rotary and Lions_Clubs.
President N. J. George was author
ized to begin plans for staging the
banquet this year and he will in the
near future appoint committees to
make the necessary preparations.
The need of a school activities bus
: was also pointed out and President
i George named a committee to make
an investigation regarding the matter.
On the committee are J. Clarence
Leary, Jr., Al Phillips, Bill Cozart,
Medlin Belch and W. T. Harry.
President George also announced
that he was hoping to arrange a bas
ketball clinic in Edenton as well as!
staging a college game. The club ex- |
pects to continue projects for raising
money for the swimming pool as well I
as various school activities.
Book Os Poems By
Mrs. Ruth Vail Is
Now Ready For Sale
Publisher Pays Tribute
To Work of Edenton
A book of poems, “The Year’s At
.The Spring.” by Ruth Vail, has just|
jbeen published by The Emory Univer-j
i sity Press. This is a small edition, '
sold by the press. Copies may be!
had in Edenton at the Leggett and!
Davis Drug Store and at Campen’s,|
and autographed copies from the au
thor, 113 West Queen Street.
The Emory University book editor,
Lawrence W. Neff, speaks well of this
work. He quotes: “Mrs. Vail’s poems
are exceptionally rich in imagery, with
discriminating and pleasing effects
which can scarcely be. duplicated in
contemporary poetry. In presenting
graphic pictures high-lighted by vivid
phraseology she attests gifts mount
ing oftentimes to positive genius.”
Gene Ward President
Os Band At Greenville
East Carolina College will have
during 1954-1955 the largest band in
the history of the college. An 80-
member group has already been or
ganized this fall and begun rehearsals
under the direction of Herbert L. Car
ter, faculty member of the department
Gene Ward of Edenton will serve i
as president of the band this school
During the fall quarter the East
Carolina Band will make a number of
public appearances at football games
by the college Pirates. In addition to
playing at home games, the group will
go to Burlington for Ihe East Caro
lina-Elon game. •
On Homecoming Day for Alumni.
October 16, the East Carolina Band
will be host to several high school
bands from towns in Eastern North'
Carolina and these groups will par-|
ticipate in the gala parade to be stag-]
ed in honor of guests on the campus.
$2.00 Per Year.
Ceremony Will Be In
Charge of Officers of
Open House For White
Citizens Sunday Af
ternoon, October 3
Members of Unanimity Lodge, No.
7, A. F., & A. M., are looking for
ward with a great deal of anticipation
and pleasure to Wednesday night,
September 29, at which time the new
Masonic Temple on East Water and
Oakum Streets will be dedicated.
For the dedication, the meeting will
be conducted by the Grand Lodge of
Masons in North Carolina -with Grand
Lodge officers officiating and using
the impressive ceremony in connection
with the dedication of a Masonic hall.
1 Robert L. Pugh of New Bern, Grand
Master, will preside.
Many Masons in the Eastern section
| of the State have been invited to at-
I tend the dedication, which will begin
at 8 o’clock, preceded by a barbecue
dinner which will be served on the
, Court House Green at 6 o’clock. In
the neighborhood of 500 visiting Mas
ons, including the most prominent in
the State, are expected to be on hand.
In connection with the dedication
Mayor Leroy Haskett has designated
Wednesday, September 29, as Masonic
Day in Edenton. He is very generous
in his praise for the beautiful temple
just completed and extends his con
] gratulations to the members of Una
nimity Lodge for their interest in the
fraternity and the town as well. He
stated that the new temple represents
] a great deal of generosity, sacrifice
] and hard work on the part of Masons,
j through which not only Unanimity
1 Lodge but the town as a whole has
every reason to be proud of the ulti
[ mate realization of a temple which is
_ 1 second to none in the Eastern pai't
of the State. He points out that the
[ i neighborhood of the temple has been
greatly beautified and that when all
' plans are carried out this section of
I Edenton will be far more attractive.
] In commenting upon the dedication
j and the subsequent observance of open
! house. Mayor Haskett extends a warm
. I welcome to members of the Grand
I Lodge as well as all who come to
Edenton in connection with the new
“I am proud of this building and
what the Masons have done,” said the
Mayor, “and T want to congratulate
each and every person who in any
way made a contribution to its rea
On Sunday afternoon, October 3,
open house for white citizens will be
observed at the temple, when the pub
lic is cordially invited to visit and in
spect the building, which is as beau
tiful as it is modem inside.
1 For the open house observance
j Masons will be on duty from 2 to 5
o’clock to greet and conduct visitors
throughout the building. A musician
will also render a program on a port
able pipe organ during the afternoon
j and members of the Eastern Star will
' serve light refreshments. The com-
I mittee appointed to arrange for re
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Edenton Aces Play
Last Game on Edenton
Gridiron Until No
With two victories tucked under
their belts, Edenton’s Aces are sched
uled to meet the Williamston High
School Green Wave on Hicks Field
Friday night at 8 o’clock. It will be
the third consecutive home game for
the Aces, who will not play on their
home gridiron again until November
5, when they are scheduled to play
The Aces have defeated Roanoke
Rapids and Morehead City thus far
and with their performance showing
marked improvement, they are eager
to send Williamston back home with
the short end of the score.
The Green Wave won its opening
game against Fuquay Springs 13 to
6 but lost Friday to Tarboro 13 to 2.
However, Williamston was without the
services of Don Christopher, star
quarterback, and his substitute, Dick
ie Clayton, was also injured, so that
the team was badly crippled. Wil
liamston Coaches Roger Thrift, Thurs
'ton Callahan and Fred Sherman are
| hoping Christopher will be able to
] play and if he can, they hope to defeat