Volume XXI. —Number 41.
Firemen Give I own
Emergency T ruck T o
Purchase Made By the
Firemen Praised For In
terest Loyalty and
At a meeting of the Edenton Fire
Department Thursday night, at which
Mayor Leroy Haskett, member of
Town Council and A. L. Brinson, chief
firemen at the Marine base, were spe
cial guests, the firemen presented a
new emergency truck to the town.
Luther Parks presented Mayor Has
ket a bill of sale and informed the
guests that it was paid for by sav
ings accumulated by the firemen and
a note on which some of the firemen
The piece of equipment is a very
necessary addition to the Fire De
partment, for it will carry equipment
which heretofore was placed on the
fire truck and, of course, hindered
work of the firemen. On the new
truck is a light plant which can be
used in event no electricity is avail
able, an auxiliary pumper which can
transfer water from a well or other
places to the fire engine, VO-2 fire
extinguishers to fight small fires, a
stretcher in which an injured person
can be taken home or to a hospital, al
resuscitator, helmets and smoke'
masks. The emergency and equip-j
ment truck will follow the fire truck
on all alarms. j
In connection with the presentation!
of the truck to the town, the firemen
-■rved a delicious frirtd chicken din
r, with veteran Fire Chief R. K.
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Aces Tune Up For
Tilt With Tarboro;
Team Expected to Be at
Top Strength For Con
Smarting from last Friday night's]
defeat at the hands of the Elizabeth,
City Yellow Jackets, Edenton's Aces,
anticipate another tough foe Friday ,
night when they journey to Tarboro
for an Albemarle Conference game. ']
Tarboro easily defeated Hertford
and has only one loss for the season,
having been beaten by Ahoskie. The
Aces, on the other hand, have also
lost only one game out of five but
that was not an Albemarle Conference
Coaches Rill Rillings and Alton
Rrooks are taking the Aces through
strenuous practice sessions this week
in order to put up a hard fight. The
hoys came out of the Elizabeth City
game in good shape, so that the team,
barring accidents, will be at top
strength to meet the Edgecombe Coun
’54 Hunting Season
Will Open Friday
Sauirrel, Deer and Bear
Will Be Target For
Friday will mark the opening of the
hunting season for squirrels, deer and
bear, and will remain open until Jan
R. E. Evans, game warden, urges
hunters to comply with the hunting
and trapping regulations. He points
out that the bag limit for squirrels is
eight per day, possession 16 and 100
for the season.
For deer the bag limit is one daily,
one possession and two for the sea
son. For bear the daily bag limit is
two, possession two and no limit for
The duck and goose season will
pen in North Carolina November 10
,nd continue until January 8.
LEGION MEETS TONIGHT
Ed Bond Post, No. 40, of the Amer
ican Legion will meet tonight (Thurs
day) at 7:30 o’clock in the Legion hut.
Commander John A. Holmes urges a
CHICKEN SALAD SUPPER
The Wesleyan Service Guild of the
Methodist Church will sponsor a chick
en salad supper Thursday, October 21.
Orders will be taken and delivered
by telephoning 574-J or 117-J.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Hon. Capus Waynick
Principal Speaker At
Woman’s Club Meet
Chairmen of Committees
The regular monthly meeting of the
Edenton Woman’s Club was held Wed
nesday, October 6, at St. Paul’s Par
ish House in the form of a luncheon.
Mrs. R. H. Goodwin, president, pre
sided and called on the various com
mittee chairmen for their reports.
Mrs. Al Phillips gave an interesting
report on the recent District Conven
tion held in Murfreesboro and Mrs.
T. C. Byrum, Jr., announced that plans
were shaping up for the annual Hallo
ween Party to be held at the play
ground on November 1.
Mrs. T. C. Cross reported that a
total of $171.80 was realized from the
Thrift and Bake Sale held at Bad
ham’s Store during September.
The Club voted to give $25 to the
Teen-Age Club to be used as they see
fit in the operation of the club and
also voted to cooperate with the Var
sity Club in purchasing a new activity
'bus to be used by the school but will
'wait for a recommendation from the
j hoard as to the amount.
The highlight of the meeting was a
| talk by Honorable Capus Waynick,
|who is well known in this community.
It was during his term of office as
head of the State Highway Commis
sion that the Albemarle Sound Bridge
was erected and tolls were taken off
bridges and ferries. Later President
Truman appointed Mr. Waynick Am
bassador to Nicarauga and Colombia,
where he and his wife lived for some
time, and he chose as the subject of
his speech “Our Latin American
(Neighbors” which was very interest
ing and informative.
Mr. Waynick was accompanied, bvj
his wife and Dr. and Mrs. John El-j
mendorf and other guests of the club
included Mrs. Nita Newbold Miller, 1
Mrs, Hazel Harris and Mrs. Polly
Hollowed of Hertford, Mrs. George
j Elliott of Huntsville, Ala., and Miss
Elizabeth Elliott and Mrs. Ruth Turn
er who have recently returned from
Little Business At
Town Council Meet
Turn Thumbs Down on
Town Council held its October meet
j ing in the Municipal Building Tues-I
day night, when comparatively few
matters camo up for consideration. j
John F. White, representing Eden- 1
ton taxicab operators, presented a re
quest to remove five parking meters
in front of the bus station and desig
■ nate the area as taxicab stands, for
which the operators will be willing to
I nay an amount equivalent to the park
ing meter revenue. The matter was
Permission was given to the Wo
man’s Club to use the playground to
stage the annual Halloween party on
A request -was read for the town]
to assist financially in sponsoring
“Buddy Night” at the USO Club, but'
while the Councilmen were in accord]
with the idea, it was their opinion that!
tax money could not be legally used
for the purpose.
The Council men agreed to request
the State Highway Commission to
pave the streets in Albemarle Court.
Town Clerk Ernest Ward was in
structed to write letters of apprecia
tion to the Albemarle Motor Company
and the Fire Department for their
generosity in securing the new emer
gency truck which has been given to
the town. And in this connection the
telephone company will be requested
to provide different color lights on the
switchboard for firemen’s telephones
so that information about fires can be
relayed to them more quickly. Fire
Chief R. K. Hall reported only one
fire in September which caused no
Women from 52 Eastern Carolina
churches will gather in Howard Me
morial Presbyterian Church, Tarboro,
Tuesday, October 19, for the annual
meeting of the Women of the Church
of Albemarle Presbytery.
[Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 14,1954.
Co. Will Be Visited
By European Group
Now In United States to
Make Study of Wood
Halsey Hardwood Company has
been included in the itinerary of a
team of 19 representatives from nine
' European countries now in the Unit
-1 ed States engaged in a study of in
dustrial applications of wood drying
| and conditioning.
The study sponsored by the Foreign
Operations Administration, with Theo
' dore G. Markow, project manager, in
charge. Visitors represent the coun
tries of Austria, Belgium, France,
Germany, Greece, Italy, The Nether
. lands, Norway and the United King
The Halsey Hardwood Company is
one of three lumber concerns on the
! group’s itinerary in North Carolina.
■ Other North Carolina stops are at
• lumber concerns in High Point and
i Durham. The group will have their
• Carolina headquarters at Greensboro
but will spend two nights in Eden
ton. They will tour and inspect the
, local concern on November 2.
R. P. Baer, 11, president of the Hal
• sey Company, has planned a southern
barbecue chicken dinner for the visit
. i ing group on the night of November
. 2. He expressed delight over the se
-1 lection of his company as a part of
■the group’s inspection of lumber con
■ cerns in the United States.
| Purpose of the visit is to have the
. opportunity to observe the methods in
the United States which allow small
t and medium size enterprises to prac
tice effective drying and to produce
quality results, methods which should
1 permit the promotion of similar ac
tivities in the participating countries.
, Os particular interest is the grouping
, of raw materials from sawmills in
t common drying yards.
The study the group will make at
the Halsey Hardwood Company here
l will center around the concentration
f yard for soft and hardwood, the saw
, mill and kiln drying. Following the
i inspection and study, a mutual dis
| mission Period will he held at the plant
there. The visitors will come to Eden
) ton from Durham and will leave No-
I vember 3 for Washington, D. C.
Complete Plans For
Big Rally Oct. 21st
| Herbert Bonner Urges
| Large Crowd to At
tend From Chowan
According to information received
this week from Congressman Herbert
Bonner, plans and arrangements have
■ been completed for the First Congres
sional District Democratic Rally to he
i held at Elizabeth City on Thursday,
October 21, at 5:00 P. M., at the S. L.
| Sheep school auditorium.
Elton Aydlett, Rill Dawson, Herbert
I Small, Lorimer Midgett, Jerome Flora,
Sheriff W. L. Thompson and other
Democrats of Pasquotank County are
working enthusiastically to make this
the largest and most interesting of the
rallies being held in North Carolina.
“T am personally proud of the en
thusiastic meetings we have had in the
past,” wrote Mr. Bonner, “and I look
forward to this rally surpassing them
all. We will have a few short speech
es by candidates for the United States i
Senate and House of Representatives. I
After the speeches and other such hus
! ' ness as the State Chairman, John 1
I Larkin, may desire to take up, there i
will be a fish fry at Scott and Hal- <
stead’s potato shed on the Weeksville i'
“It is impossible to write every ji
good Democrat in the District, so I I
am writing you to urge other Demo-1 ]
crats to come and bring a carload of 11
friends. lam sure you will enjoy the 1
occasion. I am looking forward to! 1
seeing you and my many other Dem- j
ocratic friends in Elizabeth City on' 1
Maj. Mildred Smith
On Radio Today r
Major Mildred E. Smith, Chief of 1
Nursing Services, 4453 D USAF Hos- >
pital, Shaw AFB, S. C., will appear on t
WNSC radio station in Columbia, S. 1
C., at 09:30 A. M., Thursday, Octo
ber 14, in support of National Nurses
Week recognized throughout the na
tion October 11 through October 16. t
Accompanying Major Smith, who I
hails from Edenton, will be Capt. Sara c
E. Garvin of Spartanburg, S. C., and i
Lt. Bettie Edmunds -of Baltimore, Md. e
Edenton BPW Club
Joins In Celebrating
National BPW Week
Local Club Now In Sixth
Year With 37 Mem
BY EVELYN G. LEARY
Since winning their political rights
, a decade ago, women have brought a
new, dynamic element into every area
of American life. As groups, or in
dividuals, they are no longer content
; to be “seen and not heard.” They are
becoming more and more vocal. They
are rapidly moving into important
government offices. This is as it
should he. For the women of today
have already proved they are most ca
pable, efficient and willing workers.
With this in mind the Edenton Busi
ness and Professional Women’s Club is
happy to join with the thousands of
other members in celebrating this
week as National Business Women’s
, The local club is now in its sixth
year with a membership of 36 and
; an honorary member, Mrs. Inglis
I Fletcher, representing more 'than a do-.
. zen businesses and professions. The
, membership includes bookkeepers,
, managers, postmistress, assistant reg
, ister of deeds, salesladies, co-owner,
housewives, teachers, insurance agent, i
reporter, owner, assistant clerk of
’ court, interviewer, cashier, assistant
manager and nurse.
Since organizing in 1948 the club
. has taken an active part in all civic
■ interests. Through its projects it has
. tried to render a service to the com-j
munity as well as develop among its
, members a common interest for the
betterment of the town.
The club supports several projects,
including a Christmas parade and par
■ ty for children of Chowan County;
| contributes toward the support of a
. war orphan and presents $25 to the
. most deserving student at Edenton
Junior-Senior High School,
i The major project at the present;
time is lining carried jointly with two
: other local organizations. This is the
> restorataion and maintenance of the
L historic Penelope Barker House, To
- raise funds for the considerable re
• pairing needed, the BPW Club helped
- to stage pancake breakfasts imd -swpi
: pprs among other entertainments, Sov
• oral other proposed projects are in the
• fire and arc scheduled to bp put in
effect shortly, so that work on the
Barker building can bn .completed.
In addition, members of the club
like, to have their own fun and stage]
such annual events as a Christmas'
party, bosses’ night party, and pres-]
nntation of the ‘-woman of the year.”)
Guests are usually invited to these!
affairs at which time a dinner is I
Officials Os Fair
Are Grateful For
Checks Have Been Mail
ed To All Who Won
E. J. Hobbs, Jr., Commander of j
American Legion. Post No. 40, and W.
J. Yates, president of the Chowan
County Fair Association, wish to
thank all the exhibitors, advertisers,
loyal' workers and everyone who help- (
ed to make the 1954 fair a success.
“Evidence of the popularity of the j
Pair is shown hy the number of en- (
tries as compared to other years,” said j
Yates. “The Fair was held the earli-
ost ever and there were more entries
than before,” he said.
Checks have been mailed to all ex- i
hibitors, but in event any have been I
inadvertently overlooked, they are re
quested to contact Mr. Hobbs, Mr.
Yates or Robert S. Marsh.
I Mr. Yates, president of the Fair,
.urges any who had exhibits to check
the premium list before asking about
| prize money, as several third place
I ribbons were awarded when prize
money is only actually paid for the
best two exhibits.
Os Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary will
meet Tuesday night, October 19, at 8
o’clock at the home of Mrs. Cecil Hol
lowell, Jr. All members of the Au
xiliary are especially urged to attend
this meeting and bring gifts for the
hospital gift shop.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Edenton Chapter, No. 302, Order of
the Eastern Star, will meet in the
Masonic Temple Monday night at 8
o’clock. Mrs. R. E. Leary, worthy
matron, urges all members to be pres
Farmers Will Vote
On Nickels For Know
How Program Friday
Plans Are Started
For Halloween Party
Monday November 1
Youngsters Will Gather
On Court House Green
At 6 P. M.
Announcement was made early this
week that the annual Halloween Par
ty, sponsorel by the Edenton Woman’s
Club, will be held for the children of
the community Monday night, Novem
The children are requested to be
dressed in costumes and meet on the
Court House Green at 6 o’clock, from
.where a parade, headed by the Eden
ton Band will begin to move at 6:30
o’clock. The youngsters will march up
Broad Street to the playgrounds.
At the playgrounds they will receive
'tickets which will entitle them to free
ipop corn, peanuts, hot dogs, candy,
chewing gum, apples, witch’s brew, a
movie and try their luck at the fish
This year a change has been made
in the floats for the parade in that
I motor driven vehicles will be includ
ed. Prizes will be awarded the best
motor driven floats and the best non- j
motor driven entry.
A prize will also be awarded for
the best costume for a girl and boy,
as well as for the most comical girl,
and boy. One prize will also be award
ed for the most original costume.
The playgrounds will again take on
] the air of a carnival, with H. A. Cam
j pen, as always, in charge of the ar
, Mrs. Thomas Byrum is chairman of
, the Halloween Party celebration and
, has as her co-chairmen Mrs. Jesse
Harrell and Mrs. Hubert Williford.
I As in former years, the party is ex
. pocted to attract youngsters by the
hundreds, together with many pnr
2 More Registration
! Davs For Election
i Registrars on Duty Oc
tober 16 and 23 From
9 A. M. to Sunset
Registration for the November 2]
General Election will continue at the
State’s more than 2,209 polling places
on Saturdays, October 16 and 23.
Registrars will he at the precinct
polling places on these days from 9
A. M., until sunset. October 30 will
be challenge day.
Persons must be a resident of their,
precinct for four months and a resi
dent of North Carolina for one year)
prior to November 2 to he eligible to
Young men and women who will be
come 21 years of age before Novem
ber 2 may register and vote.
Qualified voters who will be absent j
from the county in which they are!
registered on election day, or who byi
reason of sickness or other physical!
disability are unable to go to the |
polling place, may vote by absentee
ballot. Absentee ballots for Chowan
County voters may be obtained from
L. S. Ryrum, County Election Board
Nickels for Know-How election
will be held in Chowan County
Friday, October 15.
First Congressional District
Democratic Rally in Elizabeth
City Thursday, October 21.
Saturday, October 16 and 23,
last two days to properly regis
ter in order to vote in the general
election Tuesday, November 2.
Hunting season for squirrel,
deer and bear opens Friday, Oc
tober 15 and continues until Janu
Edenton Chapter, No. 302, Or
der of the Eastern Star, will meet
Monday night at 8 o’clock in the
American Legion Auxiliary will
meet Tuesday night, October 19,
at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs.
Cecil Hollowell, Jr.
Annual Halloween Party spon
sored by the Edenton Woman’s
Club, will be held Monday night,
November 1, starting at 6 o’clock
on the Court House Green.
(Continued on Page Twelve)
$2.00 Per Year.
$140,000 Is Realized For
Research In Three
Years of Program
County Agent Overman
Urges All Eligible
Friday of this week, October 15, is
the day farm people will vote on con
i tinuance of the Nickels For Know-
How program. A large vote is neces
, sary to obtain a good expression.
Toting places in Chowan County are
. as follows:
Gliden Briggs’ Store, Lonesome
. Pine Service Station and Hinton Mor
, ris’ Service Station.
, Ryland—H. R. Peele’s Store.
Rocky Hock—Henry Bunch’s Store
i and Earl Smith’s Store,
i Center Hill —B. P. Monds’ Store.
Cross Roads —Melvin Evans’ Store.
Advance—Grover Cale’s Store and
Quinton Bass’ Store.
Enterprise—J. E. Ashley’s Store.
Yeopim—Lester Jones’ Service Sta
The Nickels For Know-How pro
. gram during three years has brought
; in approximately $140,000 per year.
. j This money has been used to further
'agricultural research and education.
. ! Based on information published by the
program leaders, the returns to farm
people on this investment have been
very good. Much of the research work
is still in progress and will continue.
, Through continued participation of
farm people, the work now in prog
ress will continue.and new fields will
be explored. Farm people are urged
j. to read all the information they ran
I get about the Nickels For Know-How
program so that they can keep in
formed as the results of their contri
“The freedom to vot" is an A meri
' -ran privilege that would he cherish
" ed dearly hy. people in many countries
of the world.” says County Agent C.
\V. Overman. “We have the privilege,
so let’s exercise it by voting in the
Nickels For Know How referendum
on Friday, October 15.”
St Paul's Bazaar Is
Scheduled Nov. 16
Annual Affair Will Be
Held In Parish House
10 A. M. to 5 P. M.
The annual bazaar sponsored by the
Auxiliary of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church will be held Tuesday, Novem
ber 16, at the Parish House from 10
A. M. until 5 P. M. m
As is customary, a variety of at
tractive hand-made articles suitable
I for gifts or own use will be on sale,
as well as home-made pickle, pre
serves, cakes, pastries and candies. !
j Such features as the grab bag
table, white elephant table and par
cel post will again he conducted for a
hit of diversion.
| A men’s table is again being plan
ned, where there will he many useful
jand attractive articles on display.
There will also be a sale of plants
and many kinds of small plants such
as English daisies, pansies, candy
tuft, etc., as well ns a variety of
shrubs and small trees may be ob-
tained. Anyone desiring a large or
der or a special type of flower or
shrub may get these by placing an or
der in advance with Mrs. Gilliam
Wood, phone 259-W, or Mrs. J. H.
Conger, Jr., phone 270-W.
Luncheon will be served from 1?
until 2 o’clock and dinner will be serv
ed beginning at 6:30 P. M., after
which an auction will be conducted.
The bazaar is not held exclusively
for St. Paul’s parishioners, but for the
community and a cordial invitation is
extended to everyone to participate.
T oral Hospital Auxiliary
Invites Hertford Women
As Guests At Meeting
The Chowan Hospital Auxiliary
wishes to extend an invitation to the
women of Hertford to be their guests
at the regular meeting cm Friday, Oc
tober 15, at 3 o’clock in the nurses’
Program Chairman Mrs. J. L. PettuS
announces that a choral group from
the Glee Club of the Junior-Senior
High School will sing under the direc
tion of Mrs. Mary Leggett Browning.
Tea will be served.